In genetics, context matters

Nature Genetics
Volume 51 Issue 10, October 2019


Editorial | 30 September 2019
In genetics, context matters
Understanding how to biologically interpret the loci identified in genome-wide association studies is a major goal of current genetics research. To achieve this goal, we need to understand where, when and how relevant genes are expressed in specific contexts, in order to explore the mechanistic links between genetic associations and diseases or complex traits.