Big Leap Forward in Understanding Genetics Underlying Prevalent Diseases


The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium (WTCCC), a collaboration of 24 leading human geneticists analyzing thousands of DNA samples from patients suffering prevalent human diseases, have announced breakthrough research findings. Hailed as a "...new chapter in medical science...", genetic variants have been found for:
Researchers involved with the studies are optimistic that these discoveries will lead to greater understanding about how diseases develop, who is at risk, and facilitate production of individualized therapies.

Some of the fascinating findings:
The WTCC is a UK based research group set up in 2005 with $18 million in funding.

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