Hongyi Deng

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We investigate the relevance of the genetic determination of bone mineral density (BMD) variation to that of differential risk to osteoporotic fractures (OF). The high heritability (h(2)) of BMD and the significant phenotypic correlations between high BMD and low risk to OF are well known. Little is reported on h(2) for OF. Extensive molecular genetic(More)
Although copy number variation (CNV) has recently received much attention as a form of structure variation within the human genome, knowledge is still inadequate on fundamental CNV characteristics such as occurrence rate, genomic distribution and ethnic differentiation. In the present study, we used the Affymetrix GeneChip(R) Mapping 500K Array to discover(More)
  • Hong-Wen Deng, Wei-Min Chen, Theresa Conway, Yan Zhou, K Michael Davies, Mary Ruth Stegman +2 others
In 40 human pedigrees with 563 subjects, we evaluated the contribution of genetic and lifestyle factors (exercise, smoking, and alcohol consumption) and the interactions between non-genetic factors in determining bone mineral density (BMD) of the hip and spine. In our analysis, we adjusted for age, weight, height, menopausal status in females, lifestyle(More)
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