Study identifies an association between genetics and sleep duration

Written by Louise White

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, data from the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative (CPMC) has been utilized to identify the genes associated with sleep duration, whilst also exploring the connection between sleep and demographic and lifestyle factors. The CPMC explores the worth of genetic information in the clinical setting, incorporating data from more than 8500 participants. In this analysis, researchers used data from 4401 individuals and investigated associations between self-reported sleep duration and age, gender, weight, physical activity, physical activity at work, smoking status, alcohol consumption, ethnicity, and ancestry as well as...

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