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Approved research

Analysis of shared genetic determinants across major complex human disorders

Principal Investigator: Professor Andrey Rzhetsky
Approved Research ID: 36647
Approval date: May 19th 2020

Lay summary

We are aiming to design a method where all diseases can genetically mapped in a single analysis, as opposed to disease-by-disease mapping. We then perform this mapping and use it to predict patient's future health from her genetics. Public health impact of the study Our study (hopefully) will pave way to discovering how the same genetic variant affects multiple diseases. This, in turn, should increase the quality of disease forecasting from individual-specific genetic data. Our hope is that high-quality forecast of likely future pathologies facing particular individual would allow to design patient-specific preventive measures.