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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Resolving the ancestry of Austronesian-speaking populations.

    Humangenetik 135(3):309 (2016) PMID 26781090 PMCID PMC4757630

    There are two very different interpretations of the prehistory of Island Southeast Asia (ISEA), with genetic evidence invoked in support of both. The "out-of-Taiwan" model proposes a major Late Holocene expansion of Neolithic Austronesian speakers from Taiwan. An alternative, proposing that Late...
  5. 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...
  6. A meta-analysis of 120 246 individuals identifies 18 new loci for fibrinogen concentration.
    Paul S de Vries, Daniel I Chasman, Maria Sabater-Lleal, Ming-Huei Chen, Jennifer E Huffman, Maristella Steri, Weihong Tang, Alexander Teumer, Riccardo E Marioni, Vera Grossmann, Jouke Hottenga, Stella Trompet, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Jing Hua Zhao, Jennifer A Brody, Marcus E Kleber, Xiuqing Guo, Jie Jin Wang, Paul L Auer, John R Attia, Lisa R Yanek, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Jari Lahti, Cristina Venturini, Toshiko Tanaka, Lawrence F Bielak, Peter K Joshi, Ares Rocanin-Arjo, Ivana Kolcic, Pau Navarro, Lynda M Rose, Christopher Oldmeadow, Helene Riess, Johanna Mazur, Saonli Basu, Anuj Goel, Qiong Yang, Mohsen Ghanbari, Gonneke Willemsen, Ann Rumley, Edoardo Fiorillo, Anton J M de Craen, Anne Grotevendt, Robert Scott, Kent D Taylor, Graciela E Delgado, Jie Yao, Annette Kifley, Charles Kooperberg, Rehan Qayyum, Lorna M Lopez, Tina L Berentzen, Katri Räikkönen, Massimo Mangino, Stefania Bandinelli, Patricia A Peyser, Sarah Wild, David-Alexandre Trégouët, Alan F Wright, Jonathan Marten, Tatijana Zemunik, Alanna C Morrison, Bengt Sennblad, Geoffrey Tofler, Moniek P de Maat, Eco J C de Geus, Gordon D Lowe, Magdalena Zoledziewska, Naveed Sattar, Harald Binder, Uwe Völker, Melanie Waldenberger, Kay-Tee Khaw, Barbara Mcknight, Jie Huang, Nancy S Jenny, Elizabeth G Holliday, Lihong Qi, Mark G Mcevoy, Diane M Becker, John M Starr, Antti-Pekka Sarin, Pirro G Hysi, Dena G Hernandez, Min A Jhun, Harry Campbell, Anders Hamsten, Fernando Rivadeneira, Wendy L Mcardle, P Eline Slagboom, Tanja Zeller, Wolfgang Koenig, Bruce M Psaty, Talin Haritunians, Jingmin Liu, Aarno Palotie, André G Uitterlinden, David J Stott, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Ozren Polasek, Igor Rudan, Pierre-Emmanuel Morange, James F Wilson, Sharon L R Kardia, Luigi Ferrucci, Tim D Spector, Johan G Eriksson, Torben Hansen, Ian J Deary, Lewis C Becker, Rodney J Scott, Paul Mitchell, Winfried März, Nick J Wareham, Annette Peters, Andreas Greinacher, Philipp S Wild, Wouter Jukema, Dorret I Boomsma, Caroline Hayward, Francesco Cucca, Russell Tracy, Hugh Watkins, Alex P Reiner, Aaron R Folsom, Paul M Ridker, Christopher J O'Donnell, Nicholas L Smith, David P Strachan, and Abbas Dehghan

    Human Molecular Genetics 25(2):358 (2016) PMID 26561523 PMCID PMC4715256

    Genome-wide association studies have previously identified 23 genetic loci associated with circulating fibrinogen concentration. These studies used HapMap imputation and did not examine the X-chromosome. 1000 Genomes imputation provides better coverage of uncommon variants, and includes indels. ...
  7. Farming, Foreign Holidays, and Vitamin D in Orkney.

    PLoS ONE 11(5):e0155633 (2016) PMID 27187691 PMCID PMC4871509

    Orkney, north of mainland Scotland, has the world's highest prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS); vitamin D deficiency, a marker of low UV exposure, is also common in Scotland. Strong associations have been identified between vitamin D deficiency and MS, and between UV exposure and MS independe...
  8. Variants near CHRNA3/5 and APOE have age- and sex-related effects on human lifespan.

    Nature Communications 7:11174 (2016) PMID 27029810

    Lifespan is a trait of enormous personal interest. Research into the biological basis of human lifespan, however, is hampered by the long time to death. Using a novel approach of regressing (272,081) parental lifespans beyond age 40 years on participant genotype in a new large data set (UK Bioba...
  9. Genetic associations at 53 loci highlight cell types and biological pathways relevant for kidney function.
    Cristian Pattaro, Alexander Teumer, Mathias Gorski, Audrey Y Chu, Man Li, Vladan Mijatovic, Maija Garnaas, Adrienne Tin, Rossella Sorice, Yong Li, Daniel Taliun, Matthias Olden, Meredith Foster, Qiong Yang, Ming-Huei Chen, Tune H Pers, Andrew D Johnson, Yi-An Ko, Christian Fuchsberger, Bamidele Tayo, Michael Nalls, Mary Feitosa, Aaron Isaacs, Abbas Dehghan, Pio, Adebowale Adeyemo, Aida Karina Dieffenbach, Alan B Zonderman, Ilja M Nolte, Peter J van der Most, Alan F Wright, Alan R Shuldiner, Alanna C Morrison, Albert Hofman, Albert V Smith, Albert W Dreisbach, Andre Franke, Andre G Uitterlinden, Andres Metspalu, Anke Tonjes, Antonio Lupo, Antonietta Robino, Åsa Johansson, Ayse Demirkan, Barbara Kollerits, Barry I Freedman, Belen Ponte, Ben A Oostra, Bernhard Paulweber, Bernhard Krämer, Braxton D Mitchell, Brendan M Buckley, Carmen A Peralta, Caroline Hayward, Catherine Helmer, Charles N Rotimi, Christian M Shaffer, Christian Müller, Cinzia Sala, Cornelia M van Duijn, Aude Saint-Pierre, Daniel Ackermann, Daniel Shriner, Daniela Ruggiero, Daniela Toniolo, Yingchang Lu, Daniele Cusi, Darina Czamara, David Ellinghaus, David Siscovick, Douglas Ruderfer, Christian Gieger, Harald Grallert, Elena Rochtchina, Elizabeth J Atkinson, Elizabeth G Holliday, Eric Boerwinkle, Erika Salvi, Erwin P Bottinger, Federico Murgia, Fernando Rivadeneira, Florian Ernst, Florian Kronenberg, Frank B Hu, Gerjan J Navis, Gary Curhan, George B Ehret, Georg Homuth, Stefan Coassin, Gian-Andri Thun, Giorgio Pistis, Giovanni Gambaro, Giovanni Malerba, Grant W Montgomery, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Gunnar Jacobs, Guo Li, H-Erich Wichmann, Harry Campbell, Helena Schmidt, Henri Wallaschofski, Henry Völzke, Hermann Brenner, Heyo Kroemer, Holly Kramer, Honghuang Lin, I Mateo Leach, Ian Ford, Idris Guessous, Igor Rudan, Inga Prokopenko, Ingrid Borecki, Iris M Heid, Ivana Kolcic, Ivana Persico, Wouter Jukema, James F Wilson, Janine Felix, Jasmin Divers, Jean-Charles Lambert, Jeanette M Stafford, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Jennifer A Smith, Jessica D Faul, Jie Jin Wang, Jingzhong Ding, Joel N Hirschhorn, John Attia, John B Whitfield, John Chalmers, Jorma Viikari, Josef Coresh, Joshua C Denny, Juha Karjalainen, Jyotika K Fernandes, Karlhans Endlich, Katja Butterbach, Keith L Keene, Kurt Lohman, Laura Portas, Lenore J Launer, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Loic Yengo, Lude Franke, Luigi Ferrucci, Lynda M Rose, Lyudmyla Kedenko, Madhumathi Rao, Maksim Struchalin, Marcus E Kleber, Margherita Cavalieri, Margot Haun, Marilyn Cornelis, Marina Ciullo, Mario Pirastu, Mariza de Andrade, Mark A McEvoy, Mark Woodward, Martin Adam, Massimiliano Cocca, Matthias Nauck, Medea Imboden, Melanie Waldenberger, Menno Pruijm, Marie Metzger, Michael Stumvoll, Michele K Evans, Michele Sale, Mika Kähönen, Mladen Boban, Murielle Bochud, Myriam Rheinberger, Niek Verweij, Nabila Bouatia-Naji, Nicholas G Martin, Nick Hastie, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Nicole Soranzo, Olivier Devuyst, Olli Raitakari, Omri Gottesman, Oscar H Franco, Ozren Polasek, Paolo Gasparini, Patricia B Munroe, Paul M Ridker, Paul Mitchell, Paul Muntner, Christa Meisinger, Johannes H Smit, Peter Kovacs, Philipp S Wild, Philippe Froguel, Rainer Rettig, Reedik Mägi, Reiner Biffar, Reinhold Schmidt, Rita P S Middelberg, Robert J Carroll, Brenda W Penninx, Rodney J Scott, Ronit Katz, Sanaz Sedaghat, Sarah H Wild, Sharon L R Kardia, Sheila Ulivi, Shih-Jen Hwang, Stefan Enroth, Stefan Kloiber, Stella Trompet, Benedicte Stengel, Stephen J Hancock, Stephen Turner, Sylvia E Rosas, Sylvia Stracke, Tamara B Harris, Tanja Zeller, Tatijana Zemunik, Terho Lehtimäki, Thomas Illig, Thor Aspelund, Tiit Nikopensius, Tonu Esko, Toshiko Tanaka, Ulf Gyllensten, Uwe Völker, Valur Emilsson, Veronique Vitart, Ville Aalto, Vilmundur Gudnason, Vincent Chouraki, Wei-Min Chen, Wilmar Igl, Winfried März, Wolfgang Koenig, Wolfgang Lieb, Ruth J F Loos, Yongmei Liu, Harold Snieder, Peter Pramstaller, Afshin Parsa, Jeffrey R O'Connell, Katalin Susztak, Pavel Hamet, Johanne Tremblay, Ian H de Boer, Carsten A Böger, Wolfram Goessling, Daniel I Chasman, Anna Köttgen, W H Linda Kao, and Caroline S Fox

    Nature Communications 7:10023 (2016) PMID 26831199 PMCID PMC4735748

    Reduced glomerular filtration rate defines chronic kidney disease and is associated with cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. We conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), combining data across 133,413 individuals with replica...
  10. New loci for body fat percentage reveal link between adiposity and cardiometabolic disease risk.
    Yingchang Lu, Felix R Day, Stefan Gustafsson, Martin L Buchkovich, Jianbo Na, Veronique Bataille, Diana L Cousminer, Zari Dastani, Alexander W Drong, Tõnu Esko, David M Evans, Mario Falchi, Mary Feitosa, Teresa Ferreira, Åsa K Hedman, Robin Haring, Pirro G Hysi, Mark Iles, Anne E Justice, Stavroula Kanoni, Vasiliki Lagou, Rui Li, Xin Li, Adam Locke, Chen Lu, Reedik Mägi, John R B Perry, Tune H Pers, Qibin Qi, Marianna Sanna, Ellen M Schmidt, William R Scott, Dmitry Shungin, Alexander Teumer, Anna E Vinkhuyzen, Ryan Walker, Harm-Jan Westra, Mingfeng Zhang, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Zhihong Zhu, Uzma Afzal, Tarunveer Singh Ahluwalia, Stephan J L Bakker, Claire Bellis, Amélie Bonnefond, Katja Borodulin, Aron S Buchman, Tommy Cederholm, Audrey Choh, Hyung Jin Choi, Joanne E Curran, Lisette C P M de Groot, Philip L De Jager, Rosalie A M Dhonukshe-Rutten, Anke W Enneman, Elodie Eury, Daniel S Evans, Tom Forsen, Nele Friedrich, Frédéric Fumeron, Melissa E Garcia, Simone Gärtner, Bok-Ghee Han, Aki S Havulinna, Caroline Hayward, Dena Hernandez, Hans Hillege, Till Ittermann, Jack W Kent, Ivana Kolcic, Tiina Laatikainen, Jari Lahti, Irene Mateo Leach, Christine G Lee, Jong-Young Lee, Tian Liu, Youfang Liu, Stéphane Lobbens, Marie Loh, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Karl Michaëlsson, Mike A Nalls, Carrie M Nielson, Laticia Oozageer, Laura Pascoe, Lavinia Paternoster, Ozren Polašek, Samuli Ripatti, Mark A Sarzynski, Chan Soo Shin, Nina Smolej Narančić, Dominik Spira, Priya Srikanth, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Yun Ju Sung, Karin M A Swart, Leena Taittonen, Toshiko Tanaka, Emmi Tikkanen, Nathalie van der Velde, Natasja M van Schoor, Niek Verweij, Alan F Wright, Lei Yu, Joseph M Zmuda, Niina Eklund, Terrence Forrester, Niels Grarup, Anne U Jackson, Kati Kristiansson, Teemu Kuulasmaa, Johanna Kuusisto, Peter Lichtner, Jian'an Luan, Anubha Mahajan, Satu Männistö, Cameron D Palmer, Janina S Ried, Robert A Scott, Alena Stancáková, Peter J Wagner, Ayse Demirkan, Angela Döring, Vilmundur Gudnason, Douglas P Kiel, Brigitte Kühnel, Massimo Mangino, Barbara Mcknight, Cristina Menni, Jeffrey R O'Connell, Ben A Oostra, Alan R Shuldiner, Kijoung Song, Liesbeth Vandenput, Cornelia M van Duijn, Peter Vollenweider, Charles White, Michael Boehnke, Yvonne Boettcher, Richard S Cooper, Nita G Forouhi, Christian Gieger, Harald Grallert, Aroon Hingorani, Torben Jørgensen, Pekka Jousilahti, Mika Kivimaki, Meena Kumari, Markku Laakso, Claudia Langenberg, Allan Linneberg, Amy Luke, Colin A Mckenzie, Aarno Palotie, Oluf Pedersen, Annette Peters, Konstantin Strauch, Bamidele O Tayo, Nicholas J Wareham, David A Bennett, Lars Bertram, John Blangero, Matthias Blüher, Claude Bouchard, Harry Campbell, Nam H Cho, Steven R Cummings, Stefan A Czerwinski, Ilja Demuth, Rahel Eckardt, Johan G Eriksson, Luigi Ferrucci, Oscar H Franco, Philippe Froguel, Ron T Gansevoort, Torben Hansen, Tamara B Harris, Nicholas Hastie, Markku Heliövaara, Albert Hofman, Joanne M Jordan, Antti Jula, Mika Kähönen, Eero Kajantie, Paul B Knekt, Seppo Koskinen, Peter Kovacs, Terho Lehtimäki, Lars Lind, Yongmei Liu, Eric S Orwoll, Clive Osmond, Markus Perola, Louis Pérusse, Olli T Raitakari, Tuomo Rankinen, D C Rao, Treva K Rice, Fernando Rivadeneira, Igor Rudan, Veikko Salomaa, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Michael Stumvoll, Anke Tönjes, Bradford Towne, Gregory J Tranah, Angelo Tremblay, André G Uitterlinden, Pim van der Harst, Erkki Vartiainen, Jorma S Viikari, Veronique Vitart, Marie-Claude Vohl, Henry Völzke, Mark Walker, Henri Wallaschofski, Sarah Wild, James F Wilson, Loïc Yengo, D Timothy Bishop, Ingrid Borecki, John Chambers, L Adrienne Cupples, Abbas Dehghan, Panos Deloukas, Ghazaleh Fatemifar, Caroline Fox, Terrence S Furey, Lude Franke, Jiali Han, David J Hunter, Juha Karjalainen, Fredrik Karpe, Robert C Kaplan, Jaspal S Kooner, Mark I McCarthy, Joanne Murabito, Andrew P Morris, Julia A N Bishop, Kari E North, Claes Ohlsson, Ken Ong, Inga Prokopenko, J Brent Richards, Eric Schadt, Tim D Spector, Elisabeth Widén, Cristen J Willer, Jian Yang, Erik Ingelsson, Karen L Mohlke, Joel N Hirschhorn, John Andrew Pospisilik, M Carola Zillikens, Cecilia Lindgren, Tuomas Oskari Kilpeläinen, and Ruth J F Loos

    Nature Communications 7:10495 (2016) PMID 26833246 PMCID PMC4740398

    To increase our understanding of the genetic basis of adiposity and its links to cardiometabolic disease risk, we conducted a genome-wide association meta-analysis of body fat percentage (BF%) in up to 100,716 individuals. Twelve loci reached genome-wide significance (P<5 × 10(-8)), of which eig...
  11. Meta-analysis of gene-environment-wide association scans accounting for education level identifies additional loci for refractive error.
    Qiao Fan, Virginie J M Verhoeven, Robert Wojciechowski, Veluchamy A Barathi, Pirro G Hysi, Jeremy A Guggenheim, René Höhn, Veronique Vitart, Anthony P Khawaja, Kenji Yamashiro, S Mohsen Hosseini, Terho Lehtimäki, Yi Lu, Toomas Haller, Jing Xie, Cécile Delcourt, Mario Pirastu, Juho Wedenoja, Puya Gharahkhani, Cristina Venturini, Masahiro Miyake, Alex W Hewitt, Xiaobo Guo, Johanna Mazur, Jenifer E Huffman, Katie M Williams, Ozren Polasek, Harry Campbell, Igor Rudan, Zoran Vatavuk, James F Wilson, Peter K Joshi, George, Beate St Pourcain, David M Evans, Claire L Simpson, Tae-Hwi Schwantes-An, Robert P Igo, Alireza Mirshahi, Audrey Cougnard-Gregoire, Céline Bellenguez, Maria Blettner, Olli Raitakari, Mika Kähönen, Ilkka Seppala, Tanja Zeller, Thomas Meitinger, Janina S Ried, Christian Gieger, Laura Portas, Elisabeth M van Leeuwen, Najaf Amin, André G Uitterlinden, Fernando Rivadeneira, Albert Hofman, Johannes R Vingerling, Ya Xing Wang, Xu Wang, Eileen Tai-Hui Boh, M Kamran Ikram, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Preeti Gupta, Vincent Tan, Lei Zhou, Candice E Ho, Wan'e Lim, Roger W Beuerman, Rosalynn Siantar, E-Shyong Tai, Eranga Vithana, Evelin Mihailov, Khor, Caroline Hayward, Robert N Luben, Paul J Foster, Barbara E Klein, Ronald Klein, Hoi-Suen Wong, Paul Mitchell, Andres Metspalu, Tin Aung, Terri L Young, Mingguang He, Olavi Pärssinen, Cornelia M van Duijn, Jie Jin Wang, Cathy Williams, Jost B Jonas, Teo, David A Mackey, Konrad Oexle, Nagahisa Yoshimura, Andrew D Paterson, Norbert Pfeiffer, Tien-Yin Wong, Paul N Baird, Dwight Stambolian, Joan E Bailey Wilson, Ching-Yu Cheng, Christopher J Hammond, Caroline W Klaver, Seang-Mei Saw, Jugnoo S Rahi, Jean-François Korobelnik, John P Kemp, Nicholas J Timpson, George Davey Smith, Jamie E Craig, Kathryn P Burdon, Rhys D Fogarty, Sudha K Iyengar, Emily Chew, Sarayut Janmahasatian, Nicholas G Martin, Stuart MacGregor, Liang Xu, Maria Schache, Vinay Nangia, Songhomitra Panda-Jonas, Alan F Wright, Jeremy R Fondran, Jonathan H Lass, Sheng Feng, Jing Hua Zhao, Kay-Tee Khaw, Nick J Wareham, Taina Rantanen, Jaakko Kaprio, Chi Pui Pang, Li Jia Chen, Pancy O Tam, Vishal Jhanji, Alvin L Young, Angela Döring, Leslie J Raffel, Mary-Frances Cotch, Xiaohui Li, Shea Ping Yip, Maurice K H Yap, Ginevra Biino, Simona Vaccargiu, Maurizio Fossarello, Brian Fleck, Seyhan Yazar, Jan Willem L Tideman, Milly Tedja, Margaret Deangelis, Margaux Morrison, Lindsay Farrer, Xiangtian Zhou, Wei Chen, Nobuhisa Mizuki, Akira Meguro, and Kari Matti Mäkelä

    Nature Communications 7:11008 (2016) PMID 27020472 PMCID PMC4820539

    Myopia is the most common human eye disorder and it results from complex genetic and environmental causes. The rapidly increasing prevalence of myopia poses a major public health challenge. Here, the CREAM consortium performs a joint meta-analysis to test single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) mai...
  12. Integrative pathway genomics of lung function and airflow obstruction.

    Human Molecular Genetics 24(23):6836 (2015) PMID 26395457 PMCID PMC4643644

    Chronic respiratory disorders are important contributors to the global burden of disease. Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of lung function measures have identified several trait-associated loci, but explain only a modest portion of the phenotypic variability. We postulated that integrati...
  13. Large-scale genomic analyses link reproductive aging to hypothalamic signaling, breast cancer susceptibility and BRCA1-mediated DNA repair.
    Felix R Day, Katherine S Ruth, Deborah J Thompson, Kathryn Lunetta, Natalia Pervjakova, Daniel I Chasman, Lisette Stolk, Hilary K Finucane, Patrick Sulem, Brendan Bulik-Sullivan, Tõnu Esko, Andrew D Johnson, Cathy Elks, Nora Franceschini, Chunyan He, Elisabeth Altmaier, Jennifer A Brody, Lude Franke, Jennifer E Huffman, Margaux F Keller, Patrick F McArdle, Teresa Nutile, Eleonora Porcu, Antonietta Robino, Lynda M Rose, Ursula M Schick, Jennifer A Smith, Alexander Teumer, Michela Traglia, Dragana Vuckovic, Jie Yao, Wei Zhao, Eva Albrecht, Najaf Amin, Tanguy Corre, Hottenga, Massimo Mangino, Albert V Smith, Toshiko Tanaka, Gonçalo R Abecasis, Irene L Andrulis, Hoda Anton-Culver, Antonis C Antoniou, Volker Arndt, Alice M Arnold, Caterina Barbieri, Matthias W Beckmann, Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel, Javier Benitez, Leslie Bernstein, Suzette J Bielinski, Carl Blomqvist, Eric Boerwinkle, Natalia V Bogdanova, Stig E Bojesen, Manjeet K Bolla, Anne-Lise Borresen-Dale, Thibaud S Boutin, Hiltrud Brauch, Hermann Brenner, Thomas Brüning, Barbara Burwinkel, Archie Campbell, Harry Campbell, Stephen J Chanock, J Ross Chapman, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Fergus J Couch, Andrea D Coviello, Angela Cox, Kamila Czene, Hatef Darabi, Immaculata De Vivo, Ellen W Demerath, Joe Dennis, Peter Devilee, Thilo Dörk, Isabel, Alison M Dunning, John D Eicher, Peter A Fasching, Jessica D Faul, Jonine Figueroa, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Ilaria Gandin, Melissa E Garcia, Montserrat García-Closas, Graham Giles, Giorgia Girotto, Mark S Goldberg, Anna González-Neira, Mark O Goodarzi, Megan L Grove, Daniel F Gudbjartsson, Pascal Guénel, Xiuqing Guo, Christopher A Haiman, Per Hall, Ute Hamann, Brian E Henderson, Lynne J Hocking, Albert Hofman, Georg Homuth, Maartje J Hooning, John L Hopper, Frank B Hu, Jinyan Huang, Keith Humphreys, David J Hunter, Anna Jakubowska, Samuel E Jones, Maria Kabisch, David Karasik, Julia A Knight, Ivana Kolcic, Charles Kooperberg, Veli-Matti Kosma, Jennifer Kriebel, Vessela Kristensen, Diether Lambrechts, Claudia Langenberg, Jingmei Li, Xin Li, Sara Lindström, Yongmei Liu, Jian'an Luan, Jan Lubinski, Reedik Mägi, Arto Mannermaa, Judith Manz, Sara Margolin, Jonathan Marten, Nicholas G Martin, Corrado Masciullo, Alfons Meindl, Kyriaki Michailidou, Evelin Mihailov, Lili Milani, Roger L Milne, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Michael Nalls, Benjamin M Neale, Heli Nevanlinna, Patrick Neven, Anne B Newman, Børge G Nordestgaard, Janet E Olson, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Paolo Peterlongo, Ulrike Peters, Astrid Petersmann, Julian Peto, Paul D Pharoah, Nicola Pirastu, Ailith Pirie, Giorgio Pistis, Ozren Polasek, David Porteous, Bruce M Psaty, Katri Pylkäs, Paolo Radice, Leslie J Raffel, Fernando Rivadeneira, Igor Rudan, Anja Rudolph, Daniela Ruggiero, Cinzia F Sala, Serena Sanna, Elinor J Sawyer, David Schlessinger, Marjanka K Schmidt, Frank Schmidt, Rita K Schmutzler, Minouk J Schoemaker, Robert A Scott, Caroline M Seynaeve, Jacques Simard, Rossella Sorice, Melissa C Southey, Doris Stöckl, Konstantin Strauch, Anthony Swerdlow, Kent D Taylor, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Amanda E Toland, Ian Tomlinson, Thérèse Truong, Laufey Tryggvadottir, Stephen Turner, Diego Vozzi, Qin Wang, Melissa Wellons, Gonneke Willemsen, James F Wilson, Robert Winqvist, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, Alan F Wright, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Tatijana Zemunik, Wei Zheng, Marek Zygmunt, Sven Bergmann, Dorret I Boomsma, Julie E Buring, Luigi Ferrucci, Grant W Montgomery, Vilmundur Gudnason, Tim D Spector, Cornelia M van Duijn, Behrooz Z Alizadeh, Marina Ciullo, Laura Crisponi, Douglas F Easton, Paolo Gasparini, Christian Gieger, Tamara B Harris, Caroline Hayward, Sharon L R Kardia, Peter Kraft, Barbara McKnight, Andres Metspalu, Alanna C Morrison, Alex P Reiner, Paul M Ridker, Jerome I Rotter, Daniela Toniolo, André G Uitterlinden, Sheila Ulivi, Henry Völzke, Nicholas J Wareham, David R Weir, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Alkes L Price, Kari Stefansson, Jenny A Visser, Ken Ong, Jenny, Joanne Murabito, John R B Perry, and Anna Murray

    Nature Genetics 47(11):1294 (2015) PMID 26414677 PMCID PMC4661791

    Menopause timing has a substantial impact on infertility and risk of disease, including breast cancer, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. We report a dual strategy in ∼70,000 women to identify common and low-frequency protein-coding variation associated with age at natural meno...
  14. The Role of Recent Admixture in Forming the Contemporary West Eurasian Genomic Landscape.

    Current Biology 25(19):2518 (2015) PMID 26387712 PMCID PMC4714572

    Over the past few years, studies of DNA isolated from human fossils and archaeological remains have generated considerable novel insight into the history of our species. Several landmark papers have described the genomes of ancient humans across West Eurasia, demonstrating the presence of large-...
  15. Financial expectations of first-year veterinary students.

    Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Asso... 247(7):735 (2015) PMID 26383745

  16. Molecular mechanisms underlying variations in lung function: a systems genetics analysis.

    The lancet. Respiratory medicine 3(10):782 (2015) PMID 26404118

    Lung function measures reflect the physiological state of the lung, and are essential to the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The SpiroMeta-CHARGE consortium undertook the largest genome-wide association study (GWAS) so far (n=48,201) for forced expiratory volume in 1 s...
  17. Homozygous loss-of-function variants in European cosmopolitan and isolate populations.

    Human Molecular Genetics 24(19):5464 (2015) PMID 26173456 PMCID PMC4572071

    Homozygous loss of function (HLOF) variants provide a valuable window on gene function in humans, as well as an inventory of the human genes that are not essential for survival and reproduction. All humans carry at least a few HLOF variants, but the exact number of inactivated genes that can be ...
  18. The Influence of Age and Sex on Genetic Associations with Adult Body Size and Shape: A Large-Scale Genome-Wide Interaction Study.
    Thomas Winkler, Anne E Justice, Mariaelisa Graff, Llilda Barata, Mary Feitosa, Su Chu, Jacek Czajkowski, Tõnu Esko, Tove Fall, Tuomas O Kilpeläinen, Yingchang Lu, Reedik Mägi, Evelin Mihailov, Tune H Pers, Sina Rüeger, Alexander Teumer, Georg B Ehret, Teresa Ferreira, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Juha Karjalainen, Vasiliki Lagou, Anubha Mahajan, Michael D Neinast, Inga Prokopenko, Jeannette Simino, Tanya M Teslovich, Rick Jansen, Harm-Jan Westra, Charles White, Devin Absher, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Shafqat Ahmad, Eva Albrecht, Alexessander Couto Alves, Jennifer L Bragg-Gresham, Anton J M de Craen, Joshua C Bis, Amélie Bonnefond, Gabrielle Boucher, Gemma Cadby, Yu-Ching Cheng, Charleston W K Chiang, Graciela Delgado, Ayse Demirkan, Nicole Dueker, Niina Eklund, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Joel Eriksson, Bjarke Feenstra, Krista Fischer, Francesca Frau, Tessel E Galesloot, Frank Geller, Anuj Goel, Mathias Gorski, Tanja B Grammer, Stefan Gustafsson, Saskia Haitjema, Hottenga, Jennifer E Huffman, Anne U Jackson, Kevin B Jacobs, Åsa Johansson, Marika Kaakinen, Marcus E Kleber, Jari Lahti, Irene Mateo Leach, Benjamin Lehne, Youfang Liu, Ken Sin Lo, Mattias Lorentzon, Jian'an Luan, Pamela A F Madden, Massimo Mangino, Barbara McKnight, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Keri L Monda, May E Montasser, Gabriele Müller, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Ilja M Nolte, Kalliope Panoutsopoulou, Laura Pascoe, Lavinia Paternoster, Nigel W Rayner, Frida Renström, Federica Rizzi, Lynda M Rose, Kathy A Ryan, Perttu Salo, Serena Sanna, Hubert Scharnagl, Jianxin Shi, Albert Vernon Smith, Lorraine Southam, Alena Stančáková, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Rona J Strawbridge, Yun Ju Sung, Ioanna Tachmazidou, Toshiko Tanaka, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Stella Trompet, Natalia Pervjakova, Jonathan P Tyrer, Liesbeth Vandenput, Sander W van der Laan, Nathalie van der Velde, Jessica van Setten, Jana van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Niek Verweij, Efthymia Vlachopoulou, Lindsay Waite, Sophie R Wang, Zhaoming Wang, Sarah H Wild, Christina Willenborg, James F Wilson, Andrew Wong, Jian Yang, Loïc Yengo, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Lei Yu, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Ehm Andersson, Stephan J L Bakker, Damiano Baldassarre, Karina Banasik, Matteo Barcella, Cristina Barlassina, Claire Bellis, Paola Benaglio, John Blangero, Matthias Blüher, Fabrice Bonnet, Lori Bonnycastle, Heather A Boyd, Marcel Bruinenberg, Aron S Buchman, Harry Campbell, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Peter S Chines, Simone Claudi-Boehm, John Cole, Francis S Collins, Eco J C de Geus, Lisette C P M de Groot, Maria Dimitriou, Jubao Duan, Stefan Enroth, Elodie Eury, Aliki-Eleni Farmaki, Nita G Forouhi, Nele Friedrich, Pablo V Gejman, Bruna Gigante, Nicola Glorioso, Alan S Go, Omri Gottesman, Jürgen Gräßler, Harald Grallert, Niels Grarup, Yu-Mei Gu, Linda Broer, Annelies C Ham, Torben Hansen, Tamara B Harris, Catharina A Hartman, Maija Hassinen, Nicholas Hastie, Andrew T Hattersley, Andrew C Heath, Anjali K Henders, Dena Hernandez, Hans Hillege, Oddgeir Holmen, Kees G Hovingh, Jennie Hui, Lise Husemoen, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Pirro G Hysi, Thomas Illig, Philip L De Jager, Shapour Jalilzadeh, Torben Jørgensen, Wouter Jukema, Markus Juonala, Stavroula Kanoni, Maria Karaleftheri, Kay Tee Khaw, Leena Kinnunen, Steven J Kittner, Wolfgang Koenig, Ivana Kolcic, Peter Kovacs, Nikolaj T Krarup, Wolfgang Kratzer, Janine Krüger, Diana Kuh, Meena Kumari, Theodosios Kyriakou, Claudia Langenberg, Lars Lannfelt, Chiara Lanzani, Vaneet Lotay, Lenore J Launer, Karin Leander, Jaana Lindström, Allan Linneberg, Yan-Ping Liu, Stéphane Lobbens, Robert Luben, Valeriya Lyssenko, Satu Männistö, Patrik K Magnusson, Wendy L McArdle, Cristina Menni, Sigrun Merger, Lili Milani, Grant W Montgomery, Andrew P Morris, Narisu, Mari Nelis, Ken Ong, Aarno Palotie, Louis Pérusse, Irene Pichler, Maria G Pilia, Anneli Pouta, Myriam Rheinberger, Rasmus Ribel-Madsen, Marcus Richards, Kenneth M Rice, Treva K Rice, Carlo Rivolta, Veikko Salomaa, Alan R Sanders, Mark A Sarzynski, Salome Scholtens, Robert A Scott, William R Scott, Sylvain Sebert, Sebanti Sengupta, Bengt Sennblad, Thomas Seufferlein, Angela Silveira, P Eline Slagboom, Jan H Smit, Thomas H Sparsø, Kathleen Stirrups, Ronald P Stolk, Heather M Stringham, Morris A Swertz, Amy J Swift, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Sian-Tsung Tan, Barbara Thorand, Anke Tönjes, Angelo Tremblay, Emmanouil Tsafantakis, Peter J van der Most, Uwe Völker, Marie-Claude Vohl, Judith M Vonk, Melanie Waldenberger, Ryan Walker, Roman Wennauer, Elisabeth Widén, Gonneke Willemsen, Tom Wilsgaard, Alan F Wright, M Carola Zillikens, Suzanne C van Dijk, Natasja M van Schoor, Folkert W Asselbergs, Paul I W de Bakker, Jacques S Beckmann, John Beilby, David A Bennett, Richard N Bergman, Sven Bergmann, Carsten A Böger, Bernhard O Boehm, Eric Boerwinkle, Dorret I Boomsma, Stefan R Bornstein, Erwin P Bottinger, Claude Bouchard, John Chambers, Stephen J Chanock, Daniel I Chasman, Francesco Cucca, Daniele Cusi, George Dedoussis, Jeanette Erdmann, Johan G Eriksson, Denis A Evans, Ulf de Faire, Martin Farrall, Luigi Ferrucci, Ian Ford, Lude Franke, Paul W Franks, Philippe Froguel, Ron T Gansevoort, Christian Gieger, Henrik Grönberg, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ulf Gyllensten, Per Hall, Anders Hamsten, Pim van der Harst, Caroline Hayward, Markku Heliövaara, Christian Hengstenberg, Andrew Hicks, Aroon Hingorani, Albert Hofman, Frank Hu, Heikki V Huikuri, Kristian Hveem, Alan L James, Joanne M Jordan, Antti Jula, Mika Kähönen, Eero Kajantie, Sekar Kathiresan, Lambertus A M Kiemeney, Mika Kivimaki, Paul B Knekt, Heikki A Koistinen, Jaspal S Kooner, Seppo Koskinen, Johanna Kuusisto, Winfried Maerz, Nicholas G Martin, Markku Laakso, Timo A Lakka, Terho Lehtimäki, Guillaume Lettre, Douglas F Levinson, Lars Lind, Marja-Liisa Lokki, Pekka Mäntyselkä, Mads Melbye, Andres Metspalu, Braxton D Mitchell, Frans L Moll, Jeffrey C Murray, Arthur W Musk, Markku S Nieminen, Inger Njølstad, Claes Ohlsson, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Ben A Oostra, Lyle J Palmer, James S Pankow, Gerard Pasterkamp, Nancy L Pedersen, Oluf Pedersen, Brenda W Penninx, Markus Perola, Annette Peters, Ozren Polašek, Peter Pramstaller, Bruce M Psaty, Lu Qi, Thomas Quertermous, Olli T Raitakari, Tuomo Rankinen, Rainer Rauramaa, Paul M Ridker, John D Rioux, Fernando Rivadeneira, Jerome I Rotter, Igor Rudan, Hester M den Ruijter, Juha Saltevo, Naveed Sattar, Heribert Schunkert, Peter E H Schwarz, Alan R Shuldiner, Juha Sinisalo, Harold Snieder, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Tim D Spector, Jan A Staessen, Bandinelli Stefania, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Michael Stumvoll, Jean-Claude Tardif, Elena Tremoli, Jaakko Tuomilehto, André G Uitterlinden, Matti Uusitupa, André L M Verbeek, Sita H Vermeulen, Jorma S Viikari, Veronique Vitart, Henry Völzke, Peter Vollenweider, Gérard Waeber, Mark Walker, Henri Wallaschofski, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, Eleftheria Zeggini, Aravinda Chakravarti, Deborah J Clegg, L Adrienne Cupples, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Cashell E Jaquish, D C Rao, Goncalo R Abecasis, Themistocles L Assimes, Inês Barroso, Sonja I Berndt, Michael Boehnke, Panos Deloukas, Caroline S Fox, Leif C Groop, David J Hunter, Erik Ingelsson, Robert C Kaplan, Mark I McCarthy, Karen L Mohlke, Jeffrey R O'Connell, David Schlessinger, David P Strachan, Kari Stefansson, Cornelia M van Duijn, Joel N Hirschhorn, Cecilia M Lindgren, Iris M Heid, Kari E North, Ingrid Borecki, Zoltán Kutalik, and Ruth J F Loos

    PLoS Genetics 11(10):e1005378 (2015) PMID 26426971 PMCID PMC4591371

    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified more than 100 genetic variants contributing to BMI, a measure of body size, or waist-to-hip ratio (adjusted for BMI, WHRadjBMI), a measure of body shape. Body size and shape change as people grow older and these changes differ substantially ...
  19. Autoantibodies to osteoprotegerin are associated with increased bone resorption in rheumatoid arthritis.

    Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 74(8):1631 (2015) PMID 25926154

  20. Directional dominance on stature and cognition in diverse human populations.
    Peter K Joshi, Tonu Esko, Hannele Mattsson, Niina Eklund, Ilaria Gandin, Teresa Nutile, Anne U Jackson, Claudia Schurmann, Albert V Smith, Weihua Zhang, Yukinori Okada, Alena Stančáková, Jessica D Faul, Wei Zhao, Traci M Bartz, Maria Pina Concas, Nora Franceschini, Stefan Enroth, Veronique Vitart, Stella Trompet, Xiuqing Guo, Daniel I Chasman, Jeffrey R O'Connel, Tanguy Corre, Suraj Nongmaithem, Yuning Chen, Massimo Mangino, Daniela Ruggiero, Michela Traglia, Aliki-Eleni Farmaki, Tim Kacprowski, Andrew Bjonnes, Ashley van der Spek, Ying Wu, Anil K Giri, Lisa R Yanek, Lihua Wang, Edith Hofer, Cornelius A Rietveld, Olga McLeod, Marilyn Cornelis, Cristian Pattaro, Niek Verweij, Clemens Baumbach, Abdel Abdellaoui, Helen R Warren, Dragana Vuckovic, Hao Mei, Claude Bouchard, John R B Perry, Stefania Cappellani, Saira Mirza, Miles C Benton, Ulrich Broeckel, Sarah E Medland, Penelope A Lind, Giovanni Malerba, Alexander Drong, Loic Yengo, Lawrence F Bielak, Degui Zhi, Peter J van der Most, Daniel Shriner, Reedik Mägi, Gibran Hemani, Tugce Karaderi, Zhaoming Wang, Tian Liu, Ilja Demuth, Jing Hua Zhao, Weihua Meng, Lazaros Lataniotis, Sander W van der Laan, Jonathan P Bradfield, Andrew R Wood, Amelie Bonnefond, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Leanne M Hall, Erika Salvi, Seyhan Yazar, Lisbeth Carstensen, Hugoline G de Haan, Mark Abney, Uzma Afzal, Matthew Allison, Najaf Amin, Folkert W Asselbergs, Stephan J L Bakker, R Graham Barr, Sebastian E Baumeister, Daniel J Benjamin, Sven Bergmann, Eric Boerwinkle, Erwin P Bottinger, Archie Campbell, Aravinda Chakravarti, Yingleong Chan, Stephen J Chanock, Constance Chen, Y-D Ida Chen, Francis S Collins, John Connell, Adolfo Correa, L Adrienne Cupples, George Davey Smith, Gail Davies, Marcus Dörr, Georg Ehret, Stephen B Ellis, Bjarke Feenstra, Mary Feitosa, Ian Ford, Caroline S Fox, Timothy M Frayling, Nele Friedrich, Frank Geller, Generation Scotland, Irina Gillham-Nasenya, Omri Gottesman, Misa Graff, Francine Grodstein, Charles Gu, Chris Haley, Christopher J Hammond, Sarah E Harris, Tamara B Harris, Nicholas D Hastie, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Kauko Heikkilä, Lynne J Hocking, Georg Homuth, Hottenga, Jinyan Huang, Jennifer E Huffman, Pirro G Hysi, M Arfan Ikram, Erik Ingelsson, Anni Joensuu, Åsa Johansson, Pekka Jousilahti, Wouter Jukema, Mika Kähönen, Yoichiro Kamatani, Stavroula Kanoni, Shona M Kerr, Nazir M Khan, Philipp Koellinger, Heikki A Koistinen, Manraj Kooner, Michiaki Kubo, Johanna Kuusisto, Jari Lahti, Lenore J Launer, Rodney A Lea, Benjamin Lehne, Terho Lehtimäki, David C M Liewald, Lars Lind, Marie Loh, Marja-Liisa Lokki, Stephanie J London, Stephanie J Loomis, Anu Loukola, Yingchang Lu, Thomas Lumley, Annamari Lundqvist, Satu Männistö, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Corrado Masciullo, Angela Matchan, Rasika A Mathias, Koichi Matsuda, James B Meigs, Christa Meisinger, Thomas Meitinger, Cristina Menni, Frank D Mentch, Evelin Mihailov, Lili Milani, May E Montasser, Grant W Montgomery, Alanna Morrison, Richard H Myers, Rajiv Nadukuru, Pau Navarro, Mari Nelis, Markku S Nieminen, Ilja M Nolte, George T O'Connor, Adesola Ogunniyi, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Walter R Palmas, James S Pankow, Inga Patarcic, Francesca Pavani, Patricia A Peyser, Kirsi Pietilainen, Neil Poulter, Inga Prokopenko, Sarju Ralhan, Paul Redmond, Stephen Rich, Harri Rissanen, Antonietta Robino, Lynda M Rose, Richard Rose, Cinzia Sala, Babatunde Salako, Veikko Salomaa, Antti-Pekka Sarin, Richa Saxena, Helena Schmidt, Laura J Scott, William R Scott, Bengt Sennblad, Sudha Seshadri, Peter Sever, Smeeta Shrestha, Blair H Smith, Jennifer A Smith, Nicole Soranzo, Nona Sotoodehnia, Lorraine Southam, Alice V Stanton, Maria G Stathopoulou, Konstantin Strauch, Rona J Strawbridge, Matthew J Suderman, Nikhil Tandon, Sian-Tsun Tang, Kent D Taylor, Bamidele O Tayo, Anna Maria Töglhofer, Maciej Tomaszewski, Natalia Tšernikova, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Andre G Uitterlinden, Dhananjay Vaidya, Astrid van Hylckama Vlieg, Jessica van Setten, Tuula Vasankari, Sailaja Vedantam, Efthymia Vlachopoulou, Diego Vozzi, Eero Vuoksimaa, Melanie Waldenberger, Erin B Ware, William Wentworth-Shields, John B Whitfield, Sarah Wild, Gonneke Willemsen, Chittaranjan S Yajnik, Jie Yao, Gianluigi Zaza, Xiaofeng Zhu, Rany M Salem, Mads Melbye, Hans Bisgaard, Nilesh J Samani, Daniele Cusi, David A Mackey, Richard S Cooper, Philippe Froguel, Gerard Pasterkamp, Struan F A Grant, Hakon Hakonarson, Luigi Ferrucci, Robert A Scott, Andrew D Morris, Colin N A Palmer, George Dedoussis, Panos Deloukas, Lars Bertram, Ulman Lindenberger, Sonja I Berndt, Cecilia M Lindgren, Nicholas J Timpson, Anke Tönjes, Patricia B Munroe, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Charles N Rotimi, Donna K Arnett, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Sharon L R Kardia, Beverley Balkau, Giovanni Gambaro, Andrew P Morris, Johan G Eriksson, Margie J Wright, Nicholas G Martin, Steven C Hunt, John M Starr, Ian J Deary, Lyn R Griffiths, Henning Tiemeier, Nicola Pirastu, Jaakko Kaprio, Nicholas J Wareham, Louis Pérusse, James G Wilson, Giorgia Girotto, Mark J Caulfield, Olli Raitakari, Dorret I Boomsma, Christian Gieger, Pim van der Harst, Andrew Hicks, Peter Kraft, Juha Sinisalo, Paul Knekt, Magnus Johannesson, Patrik K E Magnusson, Anders Hamsten, Reinhold Schmidt, Ingrid Borecki, Erkki Vartiainen, Diane M Becker, Dwaipayan Bharadwaj, Karen L Mohlke, Michael Boehnke, Cornelia M van Duijn, Dharambir K Sanghera, Alexander Teumer, Eleftheria Zeggini, Andres Metspalu, Paolo Gasparini, Sheila Ulivi, Carole Ober, Daniela Toniolo, Igor Rudan, David J Porteous, Marina Ciullo, Tim D Spector, Caroline Hayward, Josée Dupuis, Ruth J F Loos, Alan F Wright, Giriraj R Chandak, Peter Vollenweider, Alan R Shuldiner, Paul M Ridker, Jerome I Rotter, Naveed Sattar, Ulf Gyllensten, Kari E North, Mario Pirastu, Bruce M Psaty, David R Weir, Markku Laakso, Vilmundur Gudnason, Atsushi Takahashi, John Chambers, Jaspal S Kooner, David P Strachan, Harry Campbell, Joel N Hirschhorn, Markus Perola, Ozren Polašek, and James F Wilson

    Nature 523(7561):459 (2015) PMID 26131930 PMCID PMC4516141

    Homozygosity has long been associated with rare, often devastating, Mendelian disorders, and Darwin was one of the first to recognize that inbreeding reduces evolutionary fitness. However, the effect of the more distant parental relatedness that is common in modern human populations is less well...