'Mendelian randomization' equals instrumental variable analysis with genetic instruments.

Abstract

Interest in instrumental variable (IV) analyses using genetic instruments has been growing over the past 4 years. The background, strength and weaknesses of this approach, which in the epidemiology literature has been referred to as 'Mendelian randomization', has been recently reviewed by Lawlor et al. (Statist. Med. 2007. DOI: 10.1002/sim.3034). We suggest… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/sim.3255

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