Posted on March 04, 2013
NCI scientists have developed a new paradigm to assess hereditary risk prediction in common diseases, such as prostate cancer. Researchers assessed the potential of using very large, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to develop polygenic models that can compute risk scores for hereditary diseases for individuals in the general population. The findings appeared online in Nature Genetics on March 4, 2013.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) press release for the study