Nature Communications (Jun 2021)

Genome-wide association study identifies five risk loci for pernicious anemia

  • Triin Laisk,
  • Maarja Lepamets,
  • Mariann Koel,
  • Erik Abner,
  • Estonian Biobank Research Team,
  • Reedik Mägi

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 1
pp. 1 – 9


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Pernicious anemia shows co-incidence with autoimmune disorders, yet the genetic basis for this condition is understudied. Here, the authors perform a genome-wide association study meta-analysis on pernicious anemia, identifying five susceptibility loci that map to genes with known roles in autoimmune disease.