Dozens of genes linked to risk of thyroid disease in largest study of its kind

In the largest study of its kind, scientists identified more than 100 genes linked to thyroid disease. Researchers used this genomic data to identify people at high risk for developing thyroid problems and the age at which their diseases would manifest.

“It greatly improves our understanding of the genetic architecture of thyroid function and thyroid disease,” he said John Walsch (opens in new tab), a clinical professor at the University of Western Australia Medical School who was not involved in the study. The new study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, was published in the preprint database on December 22 medRxiv (opens in new tab).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *