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A polygenic risk score is one way by which people can learn what their risk of developing a disease is, based on the total number of genomics variants related to the disease.
… in diseases across different populations. A “ polygenic risk score ” is one way by which people can learn about their risk of developing a disease, based on the total number of changes related to the disease. … Researchers often divide genetic diseases into two …
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Risk, in the context of genetics, refers to the probability that an individual will be affected by a particular genetic disorder.
RiskRisk, in the context of genetics, refers to the probability … Gene Environment Interaction, Inherited, Susceptibility … Risk, as related to genetics, refers to the probability that … person’s genome and environmental exposures can influence risk. An individual’s risk may be higher because they inherit …
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eMERGE Network will support multiple clinical sites and a coordinating center with $75 million over five years.
… Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network, which establish … sites specifically focused on better understanding disease risk and susceptibility by combining genomic and … can be used to help clinicians and patients manage disease risk. About $61 million in total will be awarded over …
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Six new grants will support researchers for new computational approaches to search millions of genomic variants for disease susceptibility.
… genomic variants to find those that make a difference in disease susceptibility or in other traits. The awards are for … the genomes of thousands of people with and without a disease are compared to find the genomic regions containing variants that affect disease risk. Although GWAS may find hundreds of variants that appear …
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In a large-scale study of people from diverse ancestries, researchers narrowed down the number of genomic variants that are strongly associated with blood lipid levels and generated a polygenic risk score to predict elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, a major risk factor for heart disease.
… with blood lipid levels and generated a polygenic risk score to predict elevated low-density lipoprotein … cholesterol levels, a major risk factor for heart disease. The study, published in the journal  Nature , was … understanding of the effects of genomic variation on disease, researchers urge the need to include as many diverse …
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A collaborative large-scale genome sequencing effort to identify rare risk and protective variants contributing to multiple common disease phenotypes.
… The Centers for Common Disease Genomics (CCDG) are a collaborative large-scale … genome sequencing effort to comprehensively identify rare risk and protective variants contributing to multiple common disease phenotypes. … The CCDG initiative explores a range of …
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Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) have developed a new statistical model that can predict the risk for developing diseases by combining information about family member health and lifestyle factors from family members.
… developed a new statistical model that can predict the risk for developing diseases by combining information from … The researchers used type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) as the disease model for their study. An estimated 30 million people … chronic diseases to treat. T2D is known as a complex disease because its development depends strongly on a …
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A polygenic risk score (abbreviated PRS) uses genomic information alone to assess a person’s chances of having or developing a particular medical condition.
… Polygenic Risk Score (PRS) … A polygenic risk score (abbreviated PRS) uses genomic information alone … developing a particular medical condition. … A polygenic risk score (abbreviated PRS) uses genomic information alone …
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As researchers uncover millions of DNA differences in genes, doctors struggle to know which of these inherited differences, called variants, really matter.
… researchers know little about their roles in health and disease. Clinicians and researchers hope to use information about genomic variants to evaluate individual disease risk, make better diagnoses, develop more appropriate disease
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… Finds New Genetic Variants Associated with Lipid Levels, Risk for Coronary Artery Disease … Archive …