Somer Dawson

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The causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are unknown, although genetic and environmental influences have been implicated. Previous studies have suggested an association with birth defects, but most investigators have not addressed associations with specific diagnostic categories of ASD. In this study, the authors investigated the associations between(More)
Tests for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE) have been used to detect genotyping error, but those tests have low power unless the sample size is very large. We assessed the performance of measures of departure from HWE as an alternative way of screening for genotyping error. Three measures of the degree of disequilibrium (alpha, ,D, and F) were tested for(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies suggest that maternal folic acid supplementation before or during pregnancy protects against childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We investigated associations between ALL risk and folate pathway gene polymorphisms, and their modification by maternal folic acid supplements, in a population-based case-control study(More)
BACKGROUND Associations between birth defects (BDs) and childhood cancers have been studied previously and have identified several specific birth defect-cancer associations. No studies have examined the risk after exclusion of known associations. METHODS We analyzed data from high-quality population-based registers of BDs and cancers for Western(More)
The causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are unknown, although genetic and environmental influences have been implicated. Previous studies have suggested an association with birth defects, but most investigators have not addressed associations with specific diagnostic categories of ASD. In this study, the authors investigated the associations between(More)
128 Body Size Throughout Adult Life Influences Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk among Hispanic Women: The Breast Cancer Health Disparities Study Esther M. John, Meera Sangaramoorthy, Lisa M. Hines, Mariana C. Stern, Kathy B. Baumgartner, Anna R. Giuliano, Roger K.Wolff, andMartha L. Slattery See related article, p. 138 January 2015 * Volume 24 * Number 1(More)
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