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Science News: Family trees hidden in medical records could predict your disease risk

Researchers used patients’ emergency contacts and electronic health records to create family trees for genetic studies. By Jocelyn KaiserMay. 17, 2018 , 11:00 AM Who is your emergency contact? The answer to that question, standard in every doctor’s office, has now been used to predict the role of genes in hundreds of conditions, from diabetes…


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