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“If we can figure out other examples like that we can design safer drugs for patients,” he said, adding that would help create specialized medications for smaller groups.What has hindered work in this area, he said, is the lack of a large data set containing multiple generations of detailed medical histories. Most heritability research, so far, has relied on studies of twins and specialized research looking at families that share a particular disease, like schizophrenia. Genetic research has also been limited regarding race.“The majority of research on disease heritability has been done in Caucasians of mostly northern European descent,” said Fernanda Polubriaginof, a graduate student in biomedical…

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