October 31, 2017

Two new publications focused on coding variants illuminate genes involved in blood lipid levels

DCMB faculty member, Cristen Willer, is a senior author of two recent publications  in Nature Genetics. 

The major finding, aside from new loci, is that coding variants explain about 1/3 of the lipid loci in Europeans. East Asian variants confirm many of the same genes, but we often see different variants in East Asians.

Cristen J. Willer, Ph.D.

Cristen J Willer, Ph.D.

Frank Norman Wilson Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Human Genetics