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Finding the missing heritability of complex diseases
Genome-wide association studies have identified hundreds of genetic variants associated with complex human diseases and traits, and have provided valuable insights into their genetic architecture.…
Rare-variant association testing for sequencing data with the sequence kernel association test.
Genetic studies of body mass index yield new insights for obesity biology
A genome-wide association study and Metabochip meta-analysis of body mass index (BMI), a measure commonly used to define obesity and assess adiposity, in up to 339,224 individuals provide strong support for a role of the central nervous system in obesity susceptibility.
Biological, Clinical, and Population Relevance of 95 Loci for Blood Lipids
The results identify several novel loci associated with plasma lipids that are also associated with CAD and provide the foundation to develop a broader biological understanding of lipoprotein metabolism and to identify new therapeutic opportunities for the prevention of CAD.
Recurrent de novo point mutations in lamin A cause Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome
Evidence of mutations in lamin A (LMNA) as the cause of Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome is presented, and the discovery of the molecular basis of this disease may shed light on the general phenomenon of human ageing.
Next-generation genotype imputation service and methods
Improvements to imputation machinery are described that reduce computational requirements by more than an order of magnitude with no loss of accuracy in comparison to standard imputation tools.
Association analyses of 249,796 individuals reveal 18 new loci associated with body mass index
18 new loci associated with body mass index are identified, one of which includes a copy number variant near GPRC5B, and genes in other newly associated loci may provide new insights into human body weight regulation.
Age-related clonal hematopoiesis associated with adverse outcomes.
Age-related clonal hematopoiesis is a common condition that is associated with increases in the risk of hematologic cancer and in all-cause mortality, with the latter possibly due to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
LocusZoom: regional visualization of genome-wide association scan results
LocusZoom is a web-based plotting tool that provides fast visual display of GWAS results in a publication-ready format that visually displays regional information such as the strength and extent of the association signal relative to genomic position, local linkage disequilibrium (LD) and recombination patterns and the positions of genes in the region.
A Genome-Wide Association Study of Type 2 Diabetes in Finns Detects Multiple Susceptibility Variants
The number of T2D loci now confidently identified to at least 10 is confirmed, and it is confirmed that variants near TCF7L2, SLC30A8, HHEX, FTO, PPARG, and KCNJ11 are associated with T1D risk.