Researchers identify 166 new kidney disease risk genes

In collaboration with a worldwide consortium, researchers from Leipzig University’s Faculty of Medicine have analysed the genomes of more than one million patients, discovering 116 new genes that cause chronic kidney disease. These findings offer new starting points in therapy and diagnostics. In the genome-wide meta-analysis, the scientists from Leipzig contributed around 14,000 data sets from its LIFE cohorts and study of Sorbs. The research has now been published in the journal Nature Genetics.

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