Abstract:BackgroundSo far, more than 170 loci have been associated with circulating lipid levels through genome-wide association studies (GWAS). These associations are largely driven by common variants, their function is often not known, and many are likely to be markers for the causal variants. In this study we aimed to identify more new rare and low-frequency functional variants associated with circulating lipid levels.MethodsWe used the 1000 Genomes Project as a reference panel for the imputations of GWAS data from … Show more
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