Li C et al, (2020) American Journal of Human Genetics
27 February 2020
This study performs some genetic meta-analysis across large-scale European-descent studies which include over 72,000 individuals. The results of the analyses identify certain characteristics of the genes which increase the risk of hypothyroidism (insufficient production of thyroid hormone) and decrease the risk of thyroid cancer and a range of cancerous conditions. The findings expand current knowledge on these associations between the genes and their impact on diseases.