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Researchers Sunday unveiled what they called the biggest such study to date, analyzing genome data from more than a quarter million people to identify nearly 700 genetic variants and more than 400 genome regions relating to height.The international team of researchers analyzed data from the genomes of 253,288 people of European ancestry, all from Europe, North America and Australia. They perused about 2 million common genetic variants in these individuals and identified 697 gene variants in 424 gene regions as related to height.The team's previous 2010 study involved a smaller number of people and identified 199 genetic variants residing in 180 genome regions.
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