Identifying genes associated with certain diseases is like looking for a needle in a haystack. The multidisciplinary international consortium ENGAGE has successfully integrated and analyzed one of the largest human genetics datasets ever. This made it possible in the past five years for ENGAGE to identify many new genes that are related to risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, smoking, metabolic syndrome and birth weight. These findings can be used for a better understanding of disease progression and treatment response.
Next week ENGAGE presents its main findings to the public. Fast Facts has a special preview for you with the video From Genetic Discovery to Future Health.