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  • GWAS of 126,559 Individuals Identifies Genetic Variants Associated with Educational Attainment

    Three genetic loci are found to explain variation associated with educational achievement. [Also see Perspective by Flint and Munafò]

  • Melanesian Blond Hair Is Caused by an Amino Acid Change in TYRP1

    Naturally blond hair in Solomon Islanders maps to a missense mutation in a gene associated with pigmentation.

  • Replication of Genome-Wide Association Signals in UK Samples Reveals Risk Loci for Type 2 Diabetes

    The hereditary component of type 2 diabetes reflects the contribution of at least 10 genetic variants, each with a modest effect on risk.

  • A Common Variant in the FTO Gene Is Associated with Body Mass Index and Predisposes to Childhood and Adult Obesity

    A common variant of a gene that increases the risk of obesity by ~67 percent is consistently associated with body mass index in 13 studies involving over 38,000 subjects.