The Future of Genetic Studies of Complex Human Diseases

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Science  13 Sep 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5281, pp. 1516-1517
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5281.1516


The identification of the genetic basis of complex human diseases such as schizophrenia and diabetes has proven difficult. In their Perspective, Risch and Merikangas propose that we can best accomplish this goal by combining the power of the human genome project with association studies, a method for determining the basis of a genetic disease.

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