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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Thorpe HHA, Fontanillas P, Pham BK, Meredith JJ, Sanchez-Roige S, et al. Genome-Wide Association Studies of Coffee Intake in UK/US Participants of European Ancestry Uncover Gene-Cohort Influences. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences. 2023 Sep 11;.
Pividori M, Lu S, Li B, Su C, Greene CS, et al. Projecting genetic associations through gene expression patterns highlights disease etiology and drug mechanisms. Nature communications. 2023 Sep 9;14(1):5562.
Mosley JD, Shelley JP, Dickson AL, Zanussi J, Kawai VK, et al. Clinical consequences of a polygenic predisposition to benign lower white blood cell counts. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences. 2023 Aug 21;.