What are polygenic risk scores?

May 8, 2019

Advancements in genetic disease research have led to better understanding that complex diseases have many genetic components—otherwise known as polygenicity. From this understanding, polygenic risk scores are a promising area of research for assigning genetic risk to complex diseases. We explain how genotyping studies are conducted to develop and validate polygenic risk scores, and how these scores can shape the future understanding of disease risk and mitigation. Learn more about polygenic risks cores at www.Illumina.com Subscribe to the Illumina video channel http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=IlluminaInc A global genomics leader, Illumina provides comprehensive next-generation sequencing solutions to the research, clinical, and applied markets. Illumina technology is responsible for generating more than 90% of the world’s sequencing data.* Through collaborative innovation, Illumina is fueling groundbreaking advancements in oncology, reproductive health, genetic disease, microbiology, agriculture, forensic science, and beyond. *Data calculations on file. Illumina, Inc., 2015. View customer spotlight videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlajfheLzgbI4S7xBn7IDbt79 View Illumina webinars https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlahpXlnrrXlQw9itVJ8yHwUZ View Illumina product videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlaj6YuZmkfxZcT9twqDgP2Xd View Illumina support videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlajbm2KGsICWb-JOnusJfYvM

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