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Public Health Sciences
- Finding the missing heritability in pediatric obesity: the contribution of genome-wide complex trait analysis.
Llewellyn CH, et al Int J Obes (Lond). 2013 Mar 26
- From “big epidemiology” to “colossal epidemiology”: When all eggs are in one basket
Hernán, Miguel A, Savitz, David A. Epidemiology, 2013 May
- Genome-wide SNP and CNV analysis identifies common and low-frequency variants associated with severe early-onset obesity
Eleanor Wheeler, Ni Huang, Elena G Bochukova, et al. Nature Genetics 2013 Apr 7
- Genome wide study identifies genetic variants associated with childhood obesity, Medical Xpress, Apr 7
- GWAS of cerebrospinal fluid tau levels identifies novel risk variants for Alzheimer's disease
Carlos Cruchaga, John S.K. Kauwe, Oscar Harari, et al. Neuron 2013 Apr 4
- Predicting risk for Alzheimer's disease with new genetic markers, Medical News Today, Apr 7
- IL-6 polymorphisms: a useful genetic tool for inflammation research?
Woo P, Humphries SE. J Clin Invest. 2013 Apr 1;123(4):1413-4
- Implementation of the CDC translational informatics platform - from genetic variants to the national Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register
Abugessaisa I, et al. J Transl Med 2013 Apr;11(1):85
- Is size the next big thing in epidemiology?
Toh, Sengwee; Platt, Richard. Epidemiology, 2013 May
- Making medical decisions in dependence of genetic background: estimation of the utility of DNA testing in clinical, pharmaco-epidemiological or genetic studies
Nguyen TT, et al. Genet Epidemiol 2013 Apr