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Forecasts of Genetic Fate Just Got a Lot More Accurate

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Frozen DNA samples

Genetic studies are becoming more powerful as they involve more people. Here, a robot on rails searches among frozen DNA samples donated by 500,000 British volunteers as part of the UK Biobank.

Credit: UK Biobank

When Amit Khera explains how he predicts disease, the young cardiologist's hands touch the air, arranging imaginary columns of people: 30,000 who have suffered heart attacks here, 100,000 healthy controls there.

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