1. Genome-Wide Association Analyses in 128,266 Individuals Identifies New Morningness and Sleep Duration Loci.

    PLoS Genetics 12(8):e1006125 (2016) PMID 27494321

    Disrupted circadian rhythms and reduced sleep duration are associated with several human diseases, particularly obesity and type 2 diabetes, but until recently, little was known about the genetic factors influencing these heritable traits. We performed genome-wide association studies of self-rep...
  2. Genetic and Environmental Risk for Chronic Pain and the Contribution of Risk Variants for Major Depressive Disorder: A Family-Based Mixed-Model Analysis.

    PLOS Medicine 13(8):e1002090 (2016) PMID 27529168

    Chronic pain is highly prevalent and a significant source of disability, yet its genetic and environmental risk factors are poorly understood. Its relationship with major depressive disorder (MDD) is of particular importance. We sought to test the contribution of genetic factors and shared and u...
  3. Genetic Evidence for a Link Between Favorable Adiposity and Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, and Heart Disease.

    Diabetes 65(8):2448 (2016) PMID 27207519

    Recent genetic studies have identified some alleles that are associated with higher BMI but lower risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. These "favorable adiposity" alleles are collectively associated with lower insulin levels and higher subcutaneous-to-visceral adipose tissue...
  4. Corrigendum: Genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depressive symptoms, and neuroticism identified through genome-wide analyses.
    Aysu Okbay, Bart M L Baselmans, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Patrick Turley, Michel G Nivard, Mark Alan Fontana, S Fleur W Meddens, Richard Karlsson Linnér, Cornelius A Rietveld, Jaime Derringer, Jacob Gratten, James Lee, Jimmy Z Liu, Ronald de Vlaming, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Jadwiga Buchwald, Alana Cavadino, Alexis C Frazier-Wood, Nicholas A Furlotte, Victoria Garfield, Marie Henrike Geisel, Juan R Gonzalez, Saskia Haitjema, Robert Karlsson, Sander W van der Laan, Karl-Heinz Ladwig, Jari Lahti, Sven J van der Lee, Penelope A Lind, Tian Liu, Lindsay Matteson, Evelin Mihailov, Michael B Miller, Camelia Minica, Ilja M Nolte, Dennis Mook-Kanamori, Peter J van der Most, Christopher Oldmeadow, Yong Qian, Olli Raitakari, Rajesh Rawal, Anu Realo, Rico Rueedi, Börge Schmidt, Albert V Smith, Evie Stergiakouli, Toshiko Tanaka, Kent Taylor, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Juho Wedenoja, Juergen Wellmann, Harm-Jan Westra, Sara M Willems, Wei Zhao, Najaf Amin, Andrew Bakshi, Sven Bergmann, Gyda Bjornsdottir, Patricia A Boyle, Samantha Cherney, Simon R Cox, Gail Davies, Oliver S P Davis, Jun Ding, Nese Direk, Peter Eibich, Rebecca T Emeny, Ghazaleh Fatemifar, Jessica D Faul, Luigi Ferrucci, Andreas J Forstner, Christian Gieger, Richa Gupta, Tamara B Harris, Juliette M Harris, Elizabeth G Holliday, Hottenga, Philip L De Jager, Marika A Kaakinen, Eero Kajantie, Ville Karhunen, Ivana Kolcic, Meena Kumari, Lenore J Launer, Lude Franke, Ruifang Li-Gao, David C Liewald, Marisa Koini, Anu Loukola, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Grant W Montgomery, Miriam A Mosing, Lavinia Paternoster, Alison Pattie, Katja E Petrovic, Laura Pulkki-Råback, Lydia Quaye, Katri Räikkönen, Igor Rudan, Rodney J Scott, Jennifer A Smith, Angelina R Sutin, Maciej Trzaskowski, Anna E Vinkhuyzen, Lei Yu, Delilah Zabaneh, John R Attia, David A Bennett, Klaus Berger, Lars Bertram, Dorret I Boomsma, Harold Snieder, Shun-Chiao Chang, Francesco Cucca, Ian J Deary, Cornelia M van Duijn, Johan G Eriksson, Ute Bültmann, Eco J C de Geus, Patrick J F Groenen, Vilmundur Gudnason, Torben Hansen, Catharine A Hartman, Claire M A Haworth, Caroline Hayward, Andrew C Heath, David A Hinds, Elina Hyppönen, William G Iacono, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Jaakko Kaprio, Sharon L R Kardia, Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen, Peter Kraft, Laura D Kubzansky, Terho Lehtimäki, Patrik K E Magnusson, Nicholas G Martin, Matt McGue, Andres Metspalu, Melinda Mills, Renée de Mutsert, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Gerard Pasterkamp, Nancy L Pedersen, Robert Plomin, Ozren Polasek, Christine Power, Stephen Rich, Frits Rosendaal, Hester M den Ruijter, David Schlessinger, Helena Schmidt, Rauli Svento, Reinhold Schmidt, Behrooz Z Alizadeh, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Tim D Spector, John M Starr, Kari Stefansson, Andrew Steptoe, Antonio Terracciano, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, A Roy Thurik, Nicholas J Timpson, Henning Tiemeier, André G Uitterlinden, Peter Vollenweider, Gert Wagner, David R Weir, Jian Yang, Dalton Conley, George Davey Smith, Albert Hofman, Magnus Johannesson, David I Laibson, Sarah E Medland, Michelle N Meyer, Joseph K Pickrell, Tõnu Esko, Robert F Krueger, Jonathan P Beauchamp, Philipp D Koellinger, Daniel J Benjamin, Meike Bartels, and David Cesarini

    Nature Genetics 48(8):970 (2016) PMID 27463399

  5. Exome Genotyping Identifies Pleiotropic Variants Associated with Red Blood Cell Traits.
    Nathalie Chami, Ming-Huei Chen, Andrew J Slater, John D Eicher, Evangelos Evangelou, Salman M Tajuddin, Latisha Love-Gregory, Tim Kacprowski, Ursula M Schick, Akihiro Nomura, Ayush Giri, Samuel Lessard, Jennifer A Brody, Claudia Schurmann, Nathan Pankratz, Lisa R Yanek, Ani Manichaikul, Raha Pazoki, Evelin Mihailov, W David Hill, Laura M Raffield, Amber Burt, Traci M Bartz, Diane M Becker, Lewis C Becker, Eric Boerwinkle, Jette Bork-Jensen, Erwin P Bottinger, Michelle L O'Donoghue, David R Crosslin, Simon de Denus, Marie-Pierre Dubé, Paul Elliott, Gunnar Engström, Michele K Evans, James S Floyd, Myriam Fornage, He Gao, Andreas Greinacher, Vilmundur Gudnason, Torben Hansen, Tamara B Harris, Caroline Hayward, Jussi Hernesniemi, Heather M Highland, Joel N Hirschhorn, Albert Hofman, Marguerite R Irvin, Mika Kähönen, Ethan Lange, Lenore J Launer, Terho Lehtimäki, Jin Li, David C M Liewald, Allan Linneberg, Yongmei Liu, Yingchang Lu, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Reedik Mägi, Rasika A Mathias, Olle Melander, Andres Metspalu, Nina Mononen, Mike A Nalls, Deborah A Nickerson, Kjell Nikus, Chris J O'Donnell, Marju Orho-Melander, Oluf Pedersen, Astrid Petersmann, Linda Polfus, Bruce M Psaty, Olli T Raitakari, Emma Raitoharju, Melissa Richard, Kenneth M Rice, Fernando Rivadeneira, Jerome I Rotter, Frank Schmidt, Albert Vernon Smith, John M Starr, Kent D Taylor, Alexander Teumer, Betina H Thuesen, Eric S Torstenson, Russell P Tracy, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Neil A Zakai, Caterina Vacchi-Suzzi, Cornelia M van Duijn, Frank J A van Rooij, Mary Cushman, Ian J Deary, Digna R Velez Edwards, Anne-Claire Vergnaud, Lars Wallentin, Dawn M Waterworth, Harvey D White, James G Wilson, Alan B Zonderman, Sekar Kathiresan, Niels Grarup, Tõnu Esko, Ruth J F Loos, Leslie A Lange, Nauder Faraday, Nada Abumrad, Todd L Edwards, Santhi K Ganesh, Paul L Auer, Andrew D Johnson, Alexander P Reiner, and Guillaume Lettre

    The American Journal of Human Genetics 99(1):8 (2016) PMID 27346685

    Red blood cell (RBC) traits are important heritable clinical biomarkers and modifiers of disease severity. To identify coding genetic variants associated with these traits, we conducted meta-analyses of seven RBC phenotypes in 130,273 multi-ethnic individuals from studies genotyped on an exome a...
  6. Platelet-Related Variants Identified by Exomechip Meta-analysis in 157,293 Individuals.
    John D Eicher, Nathalie Chami, Tim Kacprowski, Akihiro Nomura, Ming-Huei Chen, Lisa R Yanek, Salman M Tajuddin, Ursula M Schick, Andrew J Slater, Nathan Pankratz, Linda Polfus, Claudia Schurmann, Ayush Giri, Jennifer A Brody, Leslie A Lange, Ani Manichaikul, W David Hill, Raha Pazoki, Paul Elliot, Evangelos Evangelou, Ioanna Tzoulaki, He Gao, Anne-Claire Vergnaud, Rasika A Mathias, Diane M Becker, Lewis C Becker, Amber Burt, David R Crosslin, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Kjell Nikus, Jussi Hernesniemi, Mika Kähönen, Emma Raitoharju, Nina Mononen, Olli T Raitakari, Terho Lehtimäki, Mary Cushman, Neil A Zakai, Deborah A Nickerson, Laura M Raffield, Rakale Quarells, Cristen J Willer, Gina M Peloso, Goncalo R Abecasis, Dajiang J Liu, Panos Deloukas, Nilesh J Samani, Heribert Schunkert, Jeanette Erdmann, Myriam Fornage, Melissa Richard, Jean-Claude Tardif, John D Rioux, Marie-Pierre Dube, Simon de Denus, Yingchang Lu, Erwin P Bottinger, Ruth J F Loos, Albert Vernon Smith, Tamara B Harris, Lenore J Launer, Vilmundur Gudnason, Digna R Velez Edwards, Eric S Torstenson, Yongmei Liu, Russell P Tracy, Jerome I Rotter, Stephen Rich, Heather M Highland, Eric Boerwinkle, Jin Li, Ethan Lange, James G Wilson, Evelin Mihailov, Reedik Mägi, Joel Hirschhorn, Andres Metspalu, Tõnu Esko, Caterina Vacchi-Suzzi, Mike A Nalls, Alan B Zonderman, Michele K Evans, Gunnar Engström, Marju Orho-Melander, Olle Melander, Michelle L O'Donoghue, Dawn M Waterworth, Lars Wallentin, Harvey D White, James S Floyd, Traci M Bartz, Kenneth M Rice, Bruce M Psaty, J M Starr, David C M Liewald, Caroline Hayward, Ian J Deary, Andreas Greinacher, Uwe Völker, Thomas Thiele, Henry Völzke, Frank J A van Rooij, André G Uitterlinden, Oscar H Franco, Abbas Dehghan, Todd L Edwards, Santhi K Ganesh, Sekar Kathiresan, Nauder Faraday, Paul L Auer, Alex P Reiner, Guillaume Lettre, and Andrew D Johnson

    The American Journal of Human Genetics 99(1):40 (2016) PMID 27346686

    Platelet production, maintenance, and clearance are tightly controlled processes indicative of platelets' important roles in hemostasis and thrombosis. Platelets are common targets for primary and secondary prevention of several conditions. They are monitored clinically by complete blood counts,...
  7. Large-Scale Exome-wide Association Analysis Identifies Loci for White Blood Cell Traits and Pleiotropy with Immune-Mediated Diseases.
    Salman M Tajuddin, Ursula M Schick, John D Eicher, Nathalie Chami, Ayush Giri, Jennifer A Brody, W David Hill, Tim Kacprowski, Jin Li, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Ani Manichaikul, Evelin Mihailov, Michelle L O'Donoghue, Nathan Pankratz, Raha Pazoki, Linda M Polfus, Albert Vernon Smith, Claudia Schurmann, Caterina Vacchi-Suzzi, Dawn M Waterworth, Evangelos Evangelou, Lisa R Yanek, Amber Burt, Ming-Huei Chen, Frank J A van Rooij, James S Floyd, Andreas Greinacher, Tamara B Harris, Heather M Highland, Leslie A Lange, Yongmei Liu, Reedik Mägi, Mike A Nalls, Rasika A Mathias, Deborah A Nickerson, Kjell Nikus, John M Starr, Jean-Claude Tardif, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Digna R Velez Edwards, Lars Wallentin, Traci M Bartz, Lewis C Becker, Joshua C Denny, Laura M Raffield, John D Rioux, Nele Friedrich, Myriam Fornage, He Gao, Joel N Hirschhorn, David C M Liewald, Stephen Rich, Andre Uitterlinden, Lisa Bastarache, Diane M Becker, Eric Boerwinkle, Simon de Denus, Erwin P Bottinger, Caroline Hayward, Albert Hofman, Georg Homuth, Ethan Lange, Lenore J Launer, Terho Lehtimäki, Yingchang Lu, Andres Metspalu, Chris J O'Donnell, Rakale C Quarells, Melissa Richard, Eric S Torstenson, Kent D Taylor, Anne-Claire Vergnaud, Alan B Zonderman, David R Crosslin, Ian J Deary, Marcus Dörr, Paul Elliott, Michele K Evans, Vilmundur Gudnason, Mika Kähönen, Bruce M Psaty, Jerome I Rotter, Andrew J Slater, Abbas Dehghan, Harvey D White, Santhi K Ganesh, Ruth J F Loos, Tõnu Esko, Nauder Faraday, James G Wilson, Mary Cushman, Andrew D Johnson, Todd L Edwards, Neil A Zakai, Guillaume Lettre, Alex P Reiner, and Paul L Auer

    The American Journal of Human Genetics 99(1):22 (2016) PMID 27346689

    White blood cells play diverse roles in innate and adaptive immunity. Genetic association analyses of phenotypic variation in circulating white blood cell (WBC) counts from large samples of otherwise healthy individuals can provide insights into genes and biologic pathways involved in production...
  8. Genome-wide association studies identify genetic loci for low von Willebrand factor levels.

    European Journal of Human Genetics 24(7):1096 (2016) PMID 27307114

  9. Meta-analysis of 49 549 individuals imputed with the 1000 Genomes Project reveals an exonic damaging variant in ANGPTL4 determining fasting TG levels.
    Elisabeth M van Leeuwen, Aniko Sabo, Joshua C Bis, Jennifer E Huffman, Ani Manichaikul, Albert V Smith, Mary Feitosa, Serkalem Demissie, Peter K Joshi, Qing Duan, Jonathan Marten, Jan B van Klinken, Ida Surakka, Ilja M Nolte, Weihua Zhang, Hamdi Mbarek, Ruifang Li-Gao, Stella Trompet, Niek Verweij, Evangelos Evangelou, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Bamidele O Tayo, Joris Deelen, Peter J van der Most, Sander W van der Laan, Dan E Arking, Alanna Morrison, Abbas Dehghan, Oscar H Franco, Albert Hofman, Fernando Rivadeneira, Eric J Sijbrands, Andre G Uitterlinden, Josyf C Mychaleckyj, Archie Campbell, Lynne J Hocking, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Jennifer A Brody, Kenneth M Rice, Charles White, Tamara Harris, Aaron Isaacs, Harry Campbell, Leslie A Lange, Igor Rudan, Ivana Kolcic, Pau Navarro, Tatijana Zemunik, Veikko Salomaa, Angad S Kooner, Jaspal S Kooner, Benjamin Lehne, William R Scott, Sian-Tsung Tan, Eco J de Geus, Yuri Milaneschi, Brenda W J H Penninx, Gonneke Willemsen, Renée de Mutsert, Ian Ford, Ron T Gansevoort, Marcelo P Segura-Lepe, Olli T Raitakari, Jorma S Viikari, Kjell Nikus, Terrence Forrester, Colin A McKenzie, Anton J M de Craen, Hester M de Ruijter, Gerard Pasterkamp, Harold Snieder, Albertine J Oldehinkel, P Eline Slagboom, Richard S Cooper, Mika Kähönen, Terho Lehtimäki, Paul Elliott, Pim van der Harst, Wouter Jukema, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Dorret I Boomsma, John Chambers, Morris Swertz, Samuli Ripatti, Ko Willems van Dijk, Veronique Vitart, Ozren Polasek, Caroline Hayward, James G Wilson, James F Wilson, Vilmundur Gudnason, Stephen Rich, Bruce M Psaty, Ingrid Borecki, Eric Boerwinkle, Jerome I Rotter, L Adrienne Cupples, and Cornelia M van Duijn

    Journal of Medical Genetics 53(7):441 (2016) PMID 27036123 PMCID PMC4941146

    So far, more than 170 loci have been associated with circulating lipid levels through genome-wide association studies (GWAS). These associations are largely driven by common variants, their function is often not known, and many are likely to be markers for the causal variants. In this study we a...
  10. An Empirical Comparison of Joint and Stratified Frameworks for Studying G × E Interactions: Systolic Blood Pressure and Smoking in the CHARGE Gene-Lifestyle Interactions Working Group.

    Genetic Epidemiology 40(5):404 (2016) PMID 27230302 PMCID PMC4911246

    Studying gene-environment (G × E) interactions is important, as they extend our knowledge of the genetic architecture of complex traits and may help to identify novel variants not detected via analysis of main effects alone. The main statistical framework for studying G × E interactions uses a s...
  11. Genome-wide association studies identify genetic loci for low von Willebrand factor levels.

    European Journal of Human Genetics 24(7):1035 (2016) PMID 26486471

    Low von Willebrand factor (VWF) levels are associated with bleeding symptoms and are a diagnostic criterion for von Willebrand disease, the most common inherited bleeding disorder. To date, it is unclear which genetic loci are associated with reduced VWF levels. Therefore, we conducted a meta-an...
  12. Differential effects of the APOE e4 allele on different domains of cognitive ability across the life-course.

    European Journal of Human Genetics 24(6):919 (2016) PMID 26395552 PMCID PMC4705436

    The association between APOE genotype and cognitive function suggests a positive role for the e2 allele and a negative role for the e4 allele. Both alleles have relatively low frequencies in the general population; hence, meta-analyses have been based on many small, heterogeneous studies. Here, ...
  13. Genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depressive symptoms, and neuroticism identified through genome-wide analyses.
    Aysu Okbay, Bart M L Baselmans, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Patrick Turley, Michel G Nivard, Mark Alan Fontana, S Fleur W Meddens, Richard Karlsson Linnér, Cornelius A Rietveld, Jaime Derringer, Jacob Gratten, James Lee, Jimmy Z Liu, Ronald de Vlaming, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Jadwiga Buchwald, Alana Cavadino, Alexis C Frazier-Wood, Nicholas A Furlotte, Victoria Garfield, Marie Henrike Geisel, Juan R Gonzalez, Saskia Haitjema, Robert Karlsson, Sander W van der Laan, Karl-Heinz Ladwig, Jari Lahti, Sven J van der Lee, Penelope A Lind, Tian Liu, Lindsay Matteson, Evelin Mihailov, Michael B Miller, Camelia Minica, Ilja M Nolte, Dennis Mook-Kanamori, Peter J van der Most, Christopher Oldmeadow, Yong Qian, Olli Raitakari, Rajesh Rawal, Anu Realo, Rico Rueedi, Börge Schmidt, Albert V Smith, Evie Stergiakouli, Toshiko Tanaka, Kent Taylor, Juho Wedenoja, Juergen Wellmann, Harm-Jan Westra, Sara M Willems, Wei Zhao, Najaf Amin, Andrew Bakshi, Patricia A Boyle, Samantha Cherney, Simon R Cox, Gail Davies, Oliver S P Davis, Jun Ding, Nese Direk, Peter Eibich, Rebecca T Emeny, Ghazaleh Fatemifar, Jessica D Faul, Luigi Ferrucci, Andreas Forstner, Christian Gieger, Richa Gupta, Tamara B Harris, Juliette M Harris, Elizabeth G Holliday, Hottenga, Philip L De Jager, Marika A Kaakinen, Eero Kajantie, Ville Karhunen, Ivana Kolcic, Meena Kumari, Lenore J Launer, Lude Franke, Ruifang Li-Gao, Marisa Koini, Anu Loukola, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Grant W Montgomery, Miriam A Mosing, Lavinia Paternoster, Alison Pattie, Katja E Petrovic, Laura Pulkki-Råback, Lydia Quaye, Katri Räikkönen, Igor Rudan, Rodney J Scott, Jennifer A Smith, Angelina R Sutin, Maciej Trzaskowski, Anna E Vinkhuyzen, Lei Yu, Delilah Zabaneh, John R Attia, David A Bennett, Klaus Berger, Lars Bertram, Dorret I Boomsma, Harold Snieder, Shun-Chiao Chang, Francesco Cucca, Ian J Deary, Cornelia M van Duijn, Johan G Eriksson, Ute Bültmann, Eco J C de Geus, Patrick J F Groenen, Vilmundur Gudnason, Torben Hansen, Catharine A Hartman, Claire M A Haworth, Caroline Hayward, Andrew C Heath, David A Hinds, Elina Hyppönen, William G Iacono, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Jaakko Kaprio, Sharon L R Kardia, Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen, Peter Kraft, Laura D Kubzansky, Terho Lehtimäki, Patrik K E Magnusson, Nicholas G Martin, Matt McGue, Andres Metspalu, Melinda Mills, Renée de Mutsert, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Gerard Pasterkamp, Nancy L Pedersen, Robert Plomin, Ozren Polasek, Christine Power, Stephen Rich, Frits Rosendaal, Hester M den Ruijter, David Schlessinger, Helena Schmidt, Rauli Svento, Reinhold Schmidt, Behrooz Z Alizadeh, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Tim D Spector, Andrew Steptoe, Antonio Terracciano, A Roy Thurik, Nicholas J Timpson, Henning Tiemeier, André G Uitterlinden, Peter Vollenweider, Gert Wagner, David R Weir, Jian Yang, Dalton Conley, George Davey Smith, Albert Hofman, Magnus Johannesson, David I Laibson, Sarah E Medland, Michelle N Meyer, Joseph K Pickrell, Tõnu Esko, Robert F Krueger, Jonathan P Beauchamp, Philipp D Koellinger, Daniel J Benjamin, Meike Bartels, and David Cesarini

    Nature Genetics 48(6):624 (2016) PMID 27089181 PMCID PMC4884152

    Very few genetic variants have been associated with depression and neuroticism, likely because of limitations on sample size in previous studies. Subjective well-being, a phenotype that is genetically correlated with both of these traits, has not yet been studied with genome-wide data. We conduc...
  14. Genome-wide association study identifies 74 loci associated with educational attainment.
    Aysu Okbay, Jonathan P Beauchamp, Mark Alan Fontana, James Lee, Tune H Pers, Cornelius A Rietveld, Patrick Turley, Guo-Bo Chen, Valur Emilsson, S Fleur W Meddens, Sven Oskarsson, Joseph K Pickrell, Kevin Thom, Pascal Timshel, Ronald de Vlaming, Abdel Abdellaoui, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Jonas Bacelis, Clemens Baumbach, Gyda Bjornsdottir, Johannes H Brandsma, Maria Pina Concas, Jaime Derringer, Nicholas A Furlotte, Tessel E Galesloot, Giorgia Girotto, Richa Gupta, Leanne M Hall, Sarah E Harris, Edith Hofer, Momoko Horikoshi, Jennifer E Huffman, Kadri Kaasik, Ioanna P Kalafati, Robert Karlsson, Augustine Kong, Jari Lahti, Sven J van der Lee, Christiaan deLeeuw, Penelope A Lind, Karl-Oskar Lindgren, Tian Liu, Massimo Mangino, Jonathan Marten, Evelin Mihailov, Michael B Miller, Peter J van der Most, Christopher Oldmeadow, Antony Payton, Natalia Pervjakova, Wouter J Peyrot, Yong Qian, Olli Raitakari, Rico Rueedi, Erika Salvi, Börge Schmidt, Katharina E Schraut, Jianxin Shi, Albert V Smith, Raymond A Poot, Beate St Pourcain, Alexander Teumer, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Niek Verweij, Dragana Vuckovic, Juergen Wellmann, Harm-Jan Westra, Jingyun Yang, Wei Zhao, Zhihong Zhu, Behrooz Z Alizadeh, Najaf Amin, Andrew Bakshi, Sebastian E Baumeister, Ginevra Biino, Klaus Bønnelykke, Patricia A Boyle, Harry Campbell, Francesco P Cappuccio, Gail Davies, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Panos Deloukas, Ilja Demuth, Jun Ding, Peter Eibich, Lewin Eisele, Niina Eklund, David M Evans, Jessica D Faul, Mary Feitosa, Andreas J Forstner, Ilaria Gandin, Bjarni Gunnarsson, Bjarni V Halldórsson, Tamara B Harris, Andrew C Heath, Lynne J Hocking, Elizabeth G Holliday, Georg Homuth, Michael A Horan, Hottenga, Philip L de Jager, Peter K Joshi, Astanand Jugessur, Marika A Kaakinen, Mika Kähönen, Stavroula Kanoni, Liisa Keltigangas-Järvinen, Lambertus A M Kiemeney, Ivana Kolcic, Seppo Koskinen, Aldi T Kraja, Martin Kroh, Zoltan Kutalik, Antti Latvala, Lenore J Launer, Maël P Lebreton, Douglas F Levinson, Paul Lichtenstein, Peter Lichtner, David C M Liewald, Anu Loukola, Pamela A Madden, Reedik Mägi, Tomi Mäki-Opas, Riccardo E Marioni, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Gerardus A Meddens, George, Christa Meisinger, Thomas Meitinger, Yusplitri Milaneschi, Lili Milani, Grant W Montgomery, Ronny Myhre, Christopher P Nelson, Dale R Nyholt, William E R Ollier, Aarno Palotie, Lavinia Paternoster, Nancy L Pedersen, Katja E Petrovic, David J Porteous, Katri Räikkönen, Susan M Ring, Antonietta Robino, Olga Rostapshova, Igor Rudan, Aldo Rustichini, Veikko Salomaa, Alan R Sanders, Antti-Pekka Sarin, Helena Schmidt, Rodney J Scott, Blair H Smith, Jennifer A Smith, Jan A Staessen, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Konstantin Strauch, Antonio Terracciano, Martin D Tobin, Sheila Ulivi, Simona Vaccargiu, Lydia Quaye, Frank J A van Rooij, Cristina Venturini, Anna E Vinkhuyzen, Uwe Völker, Henry Völzke, Judith M Vonk, Diego Vozzi, Johannes Waage, Erin B Ware, Gonneke Willemsen, John R Attia, David A Bennett, Klaus Berger, Lars Bertram, Hans Bisgaard, Dorret I Boomsma, Ingrid Borecki, Ute Bültmann, Christopher F Chabris, Francesco Cucca, Daniele Cusi, Ian J Deary, George V Dedoussis, Cornelia M van Duijn, Johan G Eriksson, Barbara Franke, Lude Franke, Paolo Gasparini, Pablo V Gejman, Christian Gieger, Hans-Jörgen Grabe, Jacob Gratten, Patrick J F Groenen, Vilmundur Gudnason, Pim van der Harst, Caroline Hayward, David A Hinds, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Elina Hyppönen, William G Iacono, Bo Jacobsson, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Jaakko Kaprio, Sharon L R Kardia, Terho Lehtimäki, Steven F Lehrer, Patrik K E Magnusson, Nicholas G Martin, Matt McGue, Andres Metspalu, Neil Pendleton, Brenda W J H Penninx, Markus Perola, Nicola Pirastu, Mario Pirastu, Ozren Polasek, Danielle Posthuma, Christine Power, Michael A Province, Nilesh J Samani, David Schlessinger, Reinhold Schmidt, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Tim D Spector, Kari Stefansson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, A Roy Thurik, Nicholas J Timpson, Henning Tiemeier, Joyce Y Tung, André G Uitterlinden, Veronique Vitart, Peter Vollenweider, David R Weir, James F Wilson, Alan F Wright, Dalton Conley, Robert F Krueger, George Davey Smith, Albert Hofman, David I Laibson, Sarah E Medland, Michelle N Meyer, Jian Yang, Magnus Johannesson, Peter M Visscher, Tõnu Esko, Philipp D Koellinger, David Cesarini, and Daniel J Benjamin

    Nature 533(7604):539 (2016) PMID 27225129 PMCID PMC4883595

    Educational attainment is strongly influenced by social and other environmental factors, but genetic factors are estimated to account for at least 20% of the variation across individuals. Here we report the results of a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for educational attainment that extends...
  15. General Framework for Meta-Analysis of Haplotype Association Tests.

    Genetic Epidemiology 40(3):244 (2016) PMID 27027517 PMCID PMC4869684

    For complex traits, most associated single nucleotide variants (SNV) discovered to date have a small effect, and detection of association is only possible with large sample sizes. Because of patient confidentiality concerns, it is often not possible to pool genetic data from multiple cohorts, an...
  16. Polygenic risk for alcohol dependence associates with alcohol consumption, cognitive function and social deprivation in a population-based cohort.

    Addiction Biology 21(2):469 (2016) PMID 25865819 PMCID PMC4600406

    Alcohol dependence is frequently co-morbid with cognitive impairment. The relationship between these traits is complex as cognitive dysfunction may arise as a consequence of heavy drinking or exist prior to the onset of dependence. In the present study, we tested the genetic overlap between cogn...
  17. Genome-wide Association Studies Identify Genetic Loci Associated With Albuminuria in Diabetes.
    Alexander Teumer, Adrienne Tin, Rossella Sorice, Mathias Gorski, Nan Cher Yeo, Audrey Y Chu, Man Li, Yong Li, Vladan Mijatovic, Yi-An Ko, Daniel Taliun, Alessandro Luciani, Ming-Huei Chen, Qiong Yang, Meredith C Foster, Matthias Olden, Linda T Hiraki, Bamidele O Tayo, Christian Fuchsberger, Aida Karina Dieffenbach, Alan R Shuldiner, Albert V Smith, Allison M Zappa, Antonio Lupo, Barbara Kollerits, Belen Ponte, Bénédicte Stengel, Bernhard Krämer, Bernhard Paulweber, Braxton D Mitchell, Caroline Hayward, Catherine Helmer, Christa Meisinger, Christian Gieger, Christian M Shaffer, Christian Müller, Claudia Langenberg, Daniel Ackermann, David Siscovick, Eric Boerwinkle, Florian Kronenberg, Georg B Ehret, Georg Homuth, Gerard Waeber, Gerjan Navis, Giovanni Gambaro, Giovanni Malerba, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Guo Li, H Erich Wichmann, Harald Grallert, Henri Wallaschofski, Henry Völzke, Herrmann Brenner, Holly Kramer, I Mateo Leach, Igor Rudan, Hans L Hillege, Jacques S Beckmann, Jean Charles Lambert, Jian'an Luan, Jing Hua Zhao, John Chalmers, Josef Coresh, Joshua C Denny, Katja Butterbach, Lenore J Launer, Luigi Ferrucci, Lyudmyla Kedenko, Margot Haun, Marie Metzger, Mark Woodward, Matthew J Hoffman, Matthias Nauck, Melanie Waldenberger, Menno Pruijm, Murielle Bochud, Myriam Rheinberger, Niek Verweij, Nicholas J Wareham, Nicole Endlich, Nicole Soranzo, Ozren Polasek, Pim van der Harst, Peter Paul Pramstaller, Peter Vollenweider, Philipp S Wild, Ron T Gansevoort, Rainer Rettig, Reiner Biffar, Robert J Carroll, Ronit Katz, Ruth J F Loos, Shih-Jen Hwang, Stefan Coassin, Sven Bergmann, Sylvia E Rosas, Sylvia Stracke, Tamara B Harris, Tanguy Corre, Tanja Zeller, Thomas Illig, Thor Aspelund, Toshiko Tanaka, Uwe Lendeckel, Uwe Völker, Vilmundur Gudnason, Vincent Chouraki, Wolfgang Koenig, Zoltan Kutalik, Jeffrey R O'Connell, Afshin Parsa, Iris M Heid, Andrew D Paterson, Ian H de Boer, Olivier Devuyst, Jozef Lazar, Karlhans Endlich, Katalin Susztak, Johanne Tremblay, Pavel Hamet, Howard Jacob, Carsten A Böger, Caroline S Fox, Cristian Pattaro, and Anna Köttgen

    Diabetes 65(3):803 (2016) PMID 26631737 PMCID PMC4764151

    Elevated concentrations of albumin in the urine, albuminuria, are a hallmark of diabetic kidney disease and are associated with an increased risk for end-stage renal disease and cardiovascular events. To gain insight into the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying albuminuria, we conducted met...
  18. The Greeks in the West: genetic signatures of the Hellenic colonisation in southern Italy and Sicily.

    European Journal of Human Genetics 24(3):429 (2016) PMID 26173964 PMCID PMC4757772

    Greek colonisation of South Italy and Sicily (Magna Graecia) was a defining event in European cultural history, although the demographic processes and genetic impacts involved have not been systematically investigated. Here, we combine high-resolution surveys of the variability at the uni-parent...
  19. Meta-analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies for Extraversion: Findings from the Genetics of Personality Consortium.
    Stéphanie M van den Berg, Marleen H de Moor, Karin J H Verweij, Robert F Krueger, Michelle Luciano, Alejandro Arias Vasquez, Lindsay K Matteson, Jaime Derringer, Tõnu Esko, Najaf Amin, Scott D Gordon, Narelle K Hansell, Amy B Hart, Ilkka Seppälä, Jennifer E Huffman, Bettina Konte, Jari Lahti, Minyoung Lee, Mike Miller, Teresa Nutile, Toshiko Tanaka, Alexander Teumer, Alexander Viktorin, Juho Wedenoja, Abdel Abdellaoui, Goncalo R Abecasis, Daniel E Adkins, Arpana Agrawal, Jüri Allik, Katja Appel, Timothy Bigdeli, Fabio Busonero, Harry Campbell, Paul T Costa, George Davey Smith, Gail Davies, Harriet de Wit, Jun Ding, Barbara Engelhardt, Johan G Eriksson, Iryna O Fedko, Luigi Ferrucci, Barbara Franke, Ina Giegling, Richard Grucza, Annette M Hartmann, Andrew C Heath, Kati Heinonen, Anjali K Henders, Georg Homuth, Hottenga, William G Iacono, Joost Janzing, Markus Jokela, Robert Karlsson, John P Kemp, Matthew G Kirkpatrick, Antti Latvala, Terho Lehtimäki, David C Liewald, Pamela A F Madden, Chiara Magri, Patrik K E Magnusson, Jonathan Marten, Andrea Maschio, Hamdi Mbarek, Sarah E Medland, Evelin Mihailov, Yuri Milaneschi, Grant W Montgomery, Matthias Nauck, Michel G Nivard, Klaasjan G Ouwens, Aarno Palotie, Erik Pettersson, Ozren Polasek, Yong Qian, Laura Pulkki-Råback, Olli T Raitakari, Anu Realo, Richard J Rose, Daniela Ruggiero, Carsten O Schmidt, Wendy Slutske, Rossella Sorice, John M Starr, Beate St Pourcain, Angelina R Sutin, Nicholas J Timpson, Holly Trochet, Sita Vermeulen, Eero Vuoksimaa, Elisabeth Widen, Jasper Wouda, Margaret J Wright, Lina Zgaga, David Porteous, Alessandra Minelli, Abraham Palmer, Dan Rujescu, Marina Ciullo, Caroline Hayward, Igor Rudan, Andres Metspalu, Jaakko Kaprio, Ian J Deary, Katri Räikkönen, James F Wilson, Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen, Laura J Bierut, John M Hettema, Hans J Grabe, Brenda W J H Penninx, Cornelia M van Duijn, David M Evans, David Schlessinger, Nancy L Pedersen, Antonio Terracciano, Matt McGue, Nicholas G Martin, and Dorret I Boomsma

    Behavior Genetics 46(2):170 (2016) PMID 26362575 PMCID PMC4751159

    Extraversion is a relatively stable and heritable personality trait associated with numerous psychosocial, lifestyle and health outcomes. Despite its substantial heritability, no genetic variants have been detected in previous genome-wide association (GWA) studies, which may be due to relatively...
  20. Polygenic risk of ischemic stroke is associated with cognitive ability.

    Neurology 86(7):611 (2016) PMID 26695942 PMCID PMC4762420

    We investigated the correlation between polygenic risk of ischemic stroke (and its subtypes) and cognitive ability in 3 relatively healthy Scottish cohorts: the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 (LBC1936), the Lothian Birth Cohort 1921 (LBC1921), and Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study (GS...