Sunday, September 07, 2008

Odd association signal   posted by p-ter @ 9/07/2008 08:19:00 PM

So while skimming this paper on a genome-wide association study of leukemia, I noticed one of their hits falls in the gene IRF4. What other phenotype has variation in this same region been associated with? Pigmentation. Of course, the actual causal polymorphisms in each case aren't known, but still, kind of an interesting fact.