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International Sleep Apnea Genetics Group Pushes Boundaries of Biomedical Informatics

Source: The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science


COLUMBUS, OHIO - As more and more data indicate that sleep apnea is linked with cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and even an increase in deaths related to car accidents, an international consortium spanning five continents is working together to unravel the genetic basis for the condition.


From a scientific discovery standpoint, researchers in the Sleep Apnea Genetics International Consortium (SAGIC) are embarking on a massive undertaking. Considering those researchers are working in seven different time zones, the amount of biomedical information the group is intending to gather, combine and analyze, becomes even more remarkable.  Ulysses Magalang, MD, Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, is featured in the story.

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SAGIC Research Article: (click here)