Advancing the use of genome-wide association studies for drug repurposing

Nature Reviews Genetics
Volume 22 Issue 10, October 2021
https://www.nature.com/nrg/volumes/22/issues/10

 

Review Article | 23 July 2021
Advancing the use of genome-wide association studies for drug repurposing
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed important biological insights into complex diseases. The authors review approaches that leverage GWAS to identify opportunities for repurposing existing drugs, including single-loci mapping to drug targets, transcriptome-wide association studies, gene-set association, causal inference by Mendelian randomization and polygenic scoring.
William R. Reay, Murray J. Cairns