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New approaches to disease mapping in admixed populations

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Admixed populations such as African Americans and Hispanic Americans are often medically underserved and bear a disproportionately high burden of disease. Owing to the diversity of their genomes, these populations have both advantages and disadvantages for genetic studies of complex phenotypes. Advances in statistical methodologies that can infer genetic contributions from ancestral populations may yield new insights into the aetiology of disease and may contribute to the applicability of genomic medicine to these admixed population groups. © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

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Seldin, M. F., Pasaniuc, B., & Price, A. L. (2011). New approaches to disease mapping in admixed populations. Nature Reviews Genetics, 12(8), 523–528. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrg3002

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