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
Morley TJ, Willimitis D, Ripperger M, Lee H, Ruderfer DM, et al. Evaluating the impact of modeling choices on the performance of integrated genetic and clinical models. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences. 2023 Nov 1;.
Ferar K, Hall TO, Crawford DC, Rowley R, Crosslin DR, et al. Genetic variation in the human leukocyte antigen region confers susceptibility to Clostridioides difficile infection. Scientific reports. 2023 Oct 28;13(1):18532.
Linder JE, Tao R, Chung WK, Kiryluk K, Peterson JF, et al. Prospective, multi-site study of healthcare utilization after actionable monogenic findings from clinical sequencing. American journal of human genetics. 2023 Nov 2;110(11):1950-1958.