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.
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Recent Publications
Glessner JT, Khan ME, Chang X, Liu Y, Hakonarson H, et al. Rare recurrent copy number variations in metabotropic glutamate receptor interacting genes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Journal of neurodevelopmental disorders. 2023 Apr 29;15(1):14.
Dikilitas O, Sherafati A, Saadatagah S, Satterfield BA, Kullo IJ, et al. Familial Hypercholesterolemia in the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Network: Prevalence, Penetrance, Cardiovascular Risk, and Outcomes After Return of Results. Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine. 2023 Apr;16(2):e003816.
Vaitinadin NS, Stein CM, Mosley JD, Kawai VK. Genetic susceptibility for autoimmune diseases and white blood cell count. Scientific reports. 2023 Apr 11;13(1):5852.