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Keywords:

  • Complex Disorder;
  • Genome Variation;
  • Segmental Duplications;
  • Regulatory Regions;
  • Genome Technology

In their paper “Copy number variations in 6q14.1 and 5q13.2 are associated with alcohol dependence” Lin and colleagues report on the association between alcohol dependence and 2 duplication CNVs in the genome sequence, one containing 8 genes within its boundaries and another that contains no genes. In this commentary, I point out some of the opportunities and challenges that arise from such a finding.