Massive Genome Studies Identify Genetics Behind White Blood Cell Counts, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Study  
7/1/2011 8:19:03 AM

A trio of large-scale genome-wide association studies, or GWAS, have identified more than 15 gene variants responsible for the diversity of white blood cell counts among whites, African-Americans, and Japanese. Supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, each study examined the genomes of tens of thousands of people.