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Public Health Sciences
- Power and predictive accuracy of polygenic risk scores.
Frank Dudbridge. PLoS Genetics Mar 21
- Inherited mutations in pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma: Why all patients should be offered genetic testing
Fishbein L, et al. Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Mar
- Nature Genetics presents a collection of 13 papers from COGS, representing a significant advance in our understanding of genetic susceptibility to three hormone-related cancers: breast, ovarian and prostate cancer April 2013
- 74 new susceptibility genes found for breast, ovarian and prostate cancer, Nature Medicine, Spoonful of Medicine Post, 27 Mar 2013
- Predicting the influence of common variants.
Nature Genetics 45; 339: Mar 27 2013
- Evidence of gene–environment interactions between common breast cancer susceptibility loci and established environmental risk factors.
Stefan Nickels et al. PLoS Genetics, Mar 27
- Genome-wide association study in BRCA1 mutation carriers identifies novel loci associated with breast and ovarian cancer risk.
Couch FJ et al. PloS Genetics Mar 27
- Low concordance of multiple variant-calling pipelines: practical implications for exome and genome sequencing.
Jason O'Rawe et al. Genome Medicine Mar 27, 2013
- Polygenic risk and the developmental progression to heavy, persistent smoking and nicotine dependence: Evidence from a 4-decade longitudinal study
Daniel W. Belsky, et al. JAMA Psychiatry online, Mar 27, 2013
- Performance evaluation of the next-generation sequencing approach for molecular diagnosis of hereditary hearing loss
Sivakumaran TA, et al. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013 Mar
- Rhinovirus wheezing illness and genetic risk of childhood-onset asthma
Minal Çalışkan et al. New England Jorunal Medicine, Mar 27, 2013
- RASSF1A in maternal plasma as a molecular marker of preeclampsia
Papantoniou N, et al. Prenat Diagn 2013 Mar:1-6
- Public health implications from COGS and potential for risk stratification and screening
Hilary Burton et al. Nature Genetics 2013; 45: 349-351