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Genomics of Migraine

In contrast to the candidate gene studies carried out since the mid-1990s, the last few years have seen the rise of genetic studies, which assume that polygenic variability with a small effect is of importance in human disease.

Genotyping allows researchers to study genetic variations and mutations that may contribute to migraines.

A genomic library is a collection of biological samples, such as blood, and health information that is used in research to gain a better understanding of how a person's genes (DNA) may influence overall health and wellness.

The Mayo Clinic Migraine Genomic Library focuses on identifying genetic differences that might affect an individual's risk of experiencing certain migraine symptoms and on examining how differences in DNA influence responses to different migraine medications. By gaining a deeper understanding of the genetic causes of migraine, physicians can offer better treatment for people with migraines.

Introducing the Genetic Clues Behind Migraines and the Resulting Research Project