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Genome-wide analyses of european twin and population cohorts to identify genes in common diseases (GENOMEUTWIN)

Objective

The aim to enhance our understanding of the aetiology of common diseases by using genetic tools and advanced bio statistical methods to analyse unique European population cohorts. Twin cohorts and MORGAM cohorts represent well-established, high quality epidemiological study samples containing immense amount of longitudinal data and information of life-style and environmental factors. We will build a European infrastructure for large-scale genetic epidemiological studies of common diseases. We will harmonize both the epidemiological databases and collection of genetic data and develop novel bio statistical strategies. The anticipated results of the genetic background and genome-environment/life style interactions in the aetiology of common diseases will make an immense contribution to health of Europeans and the health care-associated industry in Europe.

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NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE
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Mannerheimintie 166
Helsinki
Finland

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