Monday, September 17, 2007

Probing genetic overlap among complex human phenotypes

Andrey Rzhetsky (a collaborator of mine) called me today. Among many things we discussed, he told me that our recent paper on estimating genetic overlap from phenotype data (time at diagnosis) had attracted quite a bit of popularity. It was the 24th most read paper of PNAS for the month of July 2007. And it was covered in MIT technology review and the Wired Science blog, among many other more biomedical related sites. Besides nice graphics, the paper used time-to-event models to estimate potential genetic overlap between human disorders.

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