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Northwestern nets NIH grant to tailor drugs to patients' genome
Date:8/19/2011

diabetes or cardiovascular disease will intervene to prevent, diagnose and/or treat such diseases.

The first phase of eMERGE, which wrapped up in July, demonstrated that data about disease characteristics in electronic medical records and patients' genetic information can be used in large genetic studies. So far, the eMERGE network has identified genetic variants associated with dementia, cataracts, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, peripheral arterial disease, white blood cell count, type 2 diabetes and cardiac conduction defects.


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