October 31, 2017

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

Department of Human Genetics 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 Willer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Human Genetics
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics