eMERGE is a national network organized and funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) that combines DNA biorepositories with electronic medical record (EMR) systems for large scale, high-throughput genetic research in support of implementing genomic medicine.
Many factors contribute to risk of a disease. Some of these factors are internal, like genetics, and others are external, like where someone lives. Over the last several years researchers have discovered that in addition to one gene being associated with a given disease (monogenic factors), many genes across your genome can contribute to the development of a disease (polygenic factors). To learn more about elements that contribute to risk a disease, click here.
Recent Publications
Karlsson Linnér R, Mallard TT, Barr PB, Sanchez-Roige S, Dick DM, et al. Multivariate analysis of 1.5 million people identifies genetic associations with traits related to self-regulation and addiction. Nature neuroscience. 2021 Oct;24(10):1367-1376.
Yang G, Singh S, McDonough CW, Lamba JK, Gong Y, et al. Genome-wide Association Study Identified Chromosome 8 Locus Associated with Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. 2021 Aug 14;.