A Search for Insomnia Gene Involving 1.3 Million People Is the Largest Genetic Study Ever

February 5, 2018

(MIT Technology Review) – In a genetic study of unprecedented size, scientists have searched for inherited causes of insomnia in the DNA 1,310,010 people. They found 956 different genes linked to the sleep disorder, drawing closer to an explanation of what causes it and, perhaps, to new ways to treat it. The study appears to be the first gene search to involve DNA collected from more than one million people.

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