About The Author

Boxiang Liu is a Ph.D. Student in Computational Biology at Stanford University. Liu uses statistical and machine learning techniques to extract insights from big data/find hidden signals to explain disease causal mechanisms.

Genome-Wide Association Studies For Coronary Artery Disease Risk

Human disease can be loosely categorized into two broad categories, monogenic and polygenic diseases. The word monogenic means mutating a single gene is sufficient to cause a disease. Cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease are some examples that fall into this category. On the other hand, polygenic means that several genes (sometimes hundreds of genes) can