Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified >250 loci for body mass index (BMI), implicating pathways related to neuronal biology. Most GWAS loci represent clusters of common, noncoding variants from which pinpointing causal genes remains challenging. Here we combined data from 718,734 individuals to discover rare and low-frequency (minor allele frequency (MAF) < 5%) coding variants associated with BMI. We identified 14 coding variants in 13 genes, of which 8 variants were in genes (ZBTB7B, ACHE, RAPGEF3, RAB21, ZFHX3, ENTPD6, ZFR2 and ZNF169) newly implicated in human obesity, 2 variants were in genes (MC4R and KSR2) previously observed to be mutated in extreme obesity and 2 variants were in GIPR. The effect sizes of rare variants are ~10 times larger than those of common variants, with the largest effect observed in carriers of an MC4R mutation introducing a stop codon (p.Tyr35Ter, MAF = 0.01%), who weighed ~7 kg more than non-carriers. Pathway analyses based on the variants associated with BMI confirm enrichment of neuronal genes and provide new evidence for adipocyte and energy expenditure biology, widening the potential of genetically supported therapeutic targets in obesity.

VL - 50 IS - 1 U1 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29273807?dopt=Abstract ER - TY - JOUR T1 - The complex genetics of gait speed: genome-wide meta-analysis approach. JF - Aging (Albany NY) Y1 - 2017 A1 - Ben-Avraham, Dan A1 - Karasik, David A1 - Verghese, Joe A1 - Kathryn L. Lunetta A1 - John D Eicher A1 - Vered, Rotem A1 - Deelen, Joris A1 - Alice M. Arnold A1 - Aron S. Buchman A1 - Toshiko Tanaka A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Nethander, Maria A1 - Myriam Fornage A1 - Adams, Hieab H. A1 - Amy M Matteini A1 - Michele L. Callisaya A1 - Albert Vernon Smith A1 - Lei Yu A1 - Philip L. De Jager A1 - Denis A. Evans A1 - Gudnason, Vilmundur A1 - Hofman, Albert A1 - Pattie, Alison A1 - Corley, Janie A1 - Lenore J Launer A1 - Knopman, Davis S. A1 - Parimi, Neeta A1 - Stephen T Turner A1 - Bandinelli, Stefania A1 - Beekman, Marian A1 - Gutman, Danielle A1 - Sharvit, Lital A1 - Mooijaart, Simon P. A1 - David C. Liewald A1 - Houwing-Duistermaat, Jeanine J. A1 - Ohlsson, Claes A1 - Moed, Matthijs A1 - Verlinden, Vincent J. A1 - Mellström, Dan A1 - van der Geest, Jos N. A1 - Karlsson, Magnus A1 - Dena Hernandez A1 - McWhirter, Rebekah A1 - Liu, Yongmei A1 - Thomson, Russell A1 - Tranah, Gregory J A1 - André G Uitterlinden A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - John M Starr A1 - M Arfan Ikram A1 - David A. Bennett A1 - Steven R Cummings A1 - Ian J. Deary A1 - Tamara B Harris A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Thomas H. Mosley A1 - Velandai K Srikanth A1 - Windham, Beverly G. A1 - Newman, Ann B. A1 - Jeremy D Walston A1 - Gail Davies A1 - Daniel S. Evans A1 - Eline P. Slagboom A1 - Luigi Ferrucci A1 - Douglas P. Kiel A1 - Joanne M Murabito A1 - Atzmon, Gil KW - Genetics KW - GWAS AB - Emerging evidence suggests that the basis for variation in late-life mobility is attributable, in part, to genetic factors, which may become increasingly important with age. Our objective was to systematically assess the contribution of genetic variation to gait speed in older individuals. We conducted a meta-analysis of gait speed GWASs in 31,478 older adults from 17 cohorts of the CHARGE consortium, and validated our results in 2,588 older adults from 4 independent studies. We followed our initial discoveries with network and eQTL analysis of candidate signals in tissues. The meta-analysis resulted in a list of 536 suggestive genome wide significant SNPs in or near 69 genes. Further interrogation with Pathway Analysis placed gait speed as a polygenic complex trait in five major networks. Subsequent eQTL analysis revealed several SNPs significantly associated with the expression of PRSS16, WDSUB1 and PTPRT, which in addition to the meta-analysis and pathway suggested that genetic effects on gait speed may occur through synaptic function and neuronal development pathways. No genome-wide significant signals for gait speed were identified from this moderately large sample of older adults, suggesting that more refined physical function phenotypes will be needed to identify the genetic basis of gait speed in aging. VL - 9 IS - 1 U1 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28077804?dopt=Abstract ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Gene-by-Psychosocial Factor Interactions Influence Diastolic Blood Pressure in European and African Ancestry Populations: Meta-Analysis of Four Cohort Studies. JF - Int J Environ Res Public Health Y1 - 2017 A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Yasutake, Kalyn A1 - August, Carmella A1 - Scott Ratliff A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Boerwinkle, Eric A1 - Chakravarti, Aravinda A1 - Diez-Roux, Ana V. A1 - Gao, Yan A1 - Griswold, Michael E. A1 - Heiss, Gerardo A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Morrison, Alanna C A1 - Musani, Solomon K A1 - Mwasongwe, Stanford A1 - North, Kari E A1 - Rose, Kathryn M A1 - Sims, Mario A1 - Yan V. Sun A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Needham, Belinda KW - Blood pressure KW - Genetics KW - GWAS KW - Meta-analyses KW - Psychosocial KW - Socioeconomic factors AB - Inter-individual variability in blood pressure (BP) is influenced by both genetic and non-genetic factors including socioeconomic and psychosocial stressors. A deeper understanding of the gene-by-socioeconomic/psychosocial factor interactions on BP may help to identify individuals that are genetically susceptible to high BP in specific social contexts. In this study, we used a genomic region-based method for longitudinal analysis, Longitudinal Gene-Environment-Wide Interaction Studies (LGEWIS), to evaluate the effects of interactions between known socioeconomic/psychosocial and genetic risk factors on systolic and diastolic BP in four large epidemiologic cohorts of European and/or African ancestry. After correction for multiple testing, two interactions were significantly associated with diastolic BP. In European ancestry participants, outward/trait anger score had a significant interaction with the C10orf107 genomic region (p = 0.0019). In African ancestry participants, depressive symptom score had a significant interaction with the HFE genomic region (p = 0.0048). This study provides a foundation for using genomic region-based longitudinal analysis to identify subgroups of the population that may be at greater risk of elevated BP due to the combined influence of genetic and socioeconomic/psychosocial risk factors. VL - 14 IS - 12 U1 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29258278?dopt=Abstract ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Interaction between Social/Psychosocial Factors and Genetic Variants on Body Mass Index: A Gene-Environment Interaction Analysis in a Longitudinal Setting JF - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Y1 - 2017 A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Erin B Ware A1 - He, Zihuai A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Jessica D. Faul KW - BMI KW - Genetics KW - Obesity AB - Obesity, which develops over time, is one of the leading causes of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease. However, hundreds of BMI (body mass index)-associated genetic loci identified through large-scale genome-wide association studies (GWAS) only explain about 2.7% of BMI variation. Most common human traits are believed to be influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. Past studies suggest a variety of environmental features that are associated with obesity, including socioeconomic status and psychosocial factors. This study combines both gene/regions and environmental factors to explore whether social/psychosocial factors (childhood and adult socioeconomic status, social support, anger, chronic burden, stressful life events, and depressive symptoms) modify the effect of sets of genetic variants on BMI in European American and African American participants in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). In order to incorporate longitudinal phenotype data collected in the HRS and investigate entire sets of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within gene/region simultaneously, we applied a novel set-based test for gene-environment interaction in longitudinal studies (LGEWIS). Childhood socioeconomic status (parental education) was found to modify the genetic effect in the gene/region around SNP rs9540493 on BMI in European Americans in the HRS. The most significant SNP (rs9540488) by childhood socioeconomic status interaction within the rs9540493 gene/region was suggestively replicated in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) (p = 0.07). VL - 14 UR - http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/10/1153http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/10/1153/pdf IS - 10 JO - IJERPH ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Rare and low-frequency coding variants alter human adult height. 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Allison A1 - Amouyel, Philippe A1 - Appel, Emil V A1 - Arveiler, Dominique A1 - Asselbergs, Folkert W A1 - Auer, Paul L A1 - Balkau, Beverley A1 - Banas, Bernhard A1 - Bang, Lia E A1 - Benn, Marianne A1 - Bergmann, Sven A1 - Bielak, Lawrence F A1 - Blüher, Matthias A1 - Boeing, Heiner A1 - Boerwinkle, Eric A1 - Böger, Carsten A A1 - Bonnycastle, Lori L A1 - Bork-Jensen, Jette A1 - Bots, Michiel L A1 - Erwin P. 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Borecki A1 - Liu, Dajiang J A1 - North, Kari E A1 - Heard-Costa, Nancy L A1 - Pers, Tune H A1 - Lindgren, Cecilia M A1 - Oxvig, Claus A1 - Kutalik, Zoltán A1 - Fernando Rivadeneira A1 - Ruth J F Loos A1 - Timothy M. Frayling A1 - Joel Hirschhorn A1 - Deloukas, Panos A1 - Lettre, Guillaume AB -Height is a highly heritable, classic polygenic trait with approximately 700 common associated variants identified through genome-wide association studies so far. Here, we report 83 height-associated coding variants with lower minor-allele frequencies (in the range of 0.1-4.8%) and effects of up to 2 centimetres per allele (such as those in IHH, STC2, AR and CRISPLD2), greater than ten times the average effect of common variants. In functional follow-up studies, rare height-increasing alleles of STC2 (giving an increase of 1-2 centimetres per allele) compromised proteolytic inhibition of PAPP-A and increased cleavage of IGFBP-4 in vitro, resulting in higher bioavailability of insulin-like growth factors. These 83 height-associated variants overlap genes that are mutated in monogenic growth disorders and highlight new biological candidates (such as ADAMTS3, IL11RA and NOX4) and pathways (such as proteoglycan and glycosaminoglycan synthesis) involved in growth. Our results demonstrate that sufficiently large sample sizes can uncover rare and low-frequency variants of moderate-to-large effect associated with polygenic human phenotypes, and that these variants implicate relevant genes and pathways.

VL - 542 IS - 7640 U1 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28146470?dopt=Abstract ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Estimating Telomere Length Heritability in an Unrelated Sample of Adults: Is Heritability of Telomere Length Modified by Life Course Socioeconomic Status? JF - Biodemography and Social Biology Y1 - 2016 A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Mitchell, Colter M. A1 - Wei Zhao KW - Genetics KW - Health Conditions and Status AB - Telomere length (TL) is a widely used marker of biological aging and is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Recently, there has been evidence for an association between TL and socioeconomic status (SES), particularly for measures of education and childhood SES. Individual differences in TL are also influenced by genetic factors, with heritability estimates from twin and sibling studies ranging from 34 to 82 percent. Yet the additive heritability of TL as a result of measured genetic variations and the extent to which heritability is modified by SES is still unknown. Data from the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative cohort of older adults (mean age 69years), were used to provide the first estimates of molecular-based heritability of TL using genome-wide complex trait analysis (GCTA). We found that additive genetic variance contributed 28 percent (p=.012) of total phenotypic variance of TL in the European American sample (n=3,290). Estimation using the GCTA and KING Robust relationship inference methods did not differ significantly in this sample. None of the variance from the gene-by-SES interactions examined contributed significantly to the total TL variance. Estimation of heritability and genetic interaction with SES in the African American sample (n=442) was too unstable to provide reliable estimates. PB - 62 VL - 62 IS - 1 N1 - Times Cited: 0 Si 0 U4 - genetic analysis/telomere length/Biological aging/MORBIDITY/Mortality/genetic factors/heritability/genetic variation ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depressive symptoms, and neuroticism identified through genome-wide analyses. JF - Nature Genetics Y1 - 2016 A1 - Okbay, Aysu A1 - Baselmans, Bart M L A1 - De Neve, Jan-Emmanuel A1 - Turley, Patrick A1 - Nivard, Michel G A1 - Mark A Fontana A1 - Meddens, S Fleur W A1 - Linnér, Richard Karlsson A1 - Cornelius A Rietveld A1 - Derringer, Jaime A1 - Gratten, Jacob A1 - Lee, James J A1 - Liu, Jimmy Z A1 - de Vlaming, Ronald A1 - Ahluwalia, Tarunveer S A1 - Buchwald, Jadwiga A1 - Cavadino, Alana A1 - Frazier-Wood, Alexis C A1 - Furlotte, Nicholas A A1 - Garfield, Victoria A1 - Geisel, Marie Henrike A1 - Gonzalez, Juan R A1 - Haitjema, Saskia A1 - Karlsson, Robert A1 - van der Laan, Sander W A1 - Ladwig, Karl-Heinz A1 - J. Lahti A1 - Sven J. van der Lee A1 - Penelope A. Lind A1 - Liu, Tian A1 - Lindsay Matteson A1 - Mihailov, Evelin A1 - Michael B Miller A1 - Minica, Camelia C A1 - Nolte, Ilja M A1 - Dennis O Mook-Kanamori A1 - van der Most, Peter J A1 - Christopher Oldmeadow A1 - Qian, Yong A1 - Olli T Raitakari A1 - Rawal, Rajesh A1 - Realo, Anu A1 - Rueedi, Rico A1 - Schmidt, Börge A1 - Albert Vernon Smith A1 - Stergiakouli, Evie A1 - Toshiko Tanaka A1 - Kent Taylor A1 - Wedenoja, Juho A1 - Jürgen Wellmann A1 - Westra, Harm-Jan A1 - Willems, Sara M A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Amin, Najaf A1 - Bakshi, Andrew A1 - Patricia A. Boyle A1 - Cherney, Samantha A1 - Cox, Simon R A1 - Gail Davies A1 - Davis, Oliver S P A1 - Ding, Jun A1 - Nese Direk A1 - Eibich, Peter A1 - Emeny, Rebecca T A1 - Fatemifar, Ghazaleh A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Luigi Ferrucci A1 - Andreas Forstner A1 - Gieger, Christian A1 - Gupta, Richa A1 - Tamara B Harris A1 - Harris, Juliette M A1 - Holliday, Elizabeth G A1 - Jouke-Jan Hottenga A1 - Philip L. De Jager A1 - Marika A Kaakinen A1 - Kajantie, Eero A1 - Karhunen, Ville A1 - Kolcic, Ivana A1 - Kumari, Meena A1 - Lenore J Launer A1 - Lude L. Franke A1 - Li-Gao, Ruifang A1 - Koini, Marisa A1 - Loukola, Anu A1 - Marques-Vidal, Pedro A1 - Grant W. Montgomery A1 - Mosing, Miriam A A1 - Paternoster, Lavinia A1 - Pattie, Alison A1 - Petrovic, Katja E A1 - Pulkki-Raback, Laura A1 - Quaye, Lydia A1 - Katri Räikkönen A1 - Rudan, Igor A1 - Scott, Rodney J A1 - Jennifer A. Smith A1 - Angelina R. Sutin A1 - Trzaskowski, Maciej A1 - Anna E Vinkhuyzen A1 - Lei Yu A1 - Zabaneh, Delilah A1 - John R. Attia A1 - David A. Bennett A1 - Berger, Klaus A1 - Bertram, Lars A1 - Dorret I. Boomsma A1 - Snieder, Harold A1 - Chang, Shun-Chiao A1 - Francesco Cucca A1 - Ian J Deary A1 - Cornelia M van Duijn A1 - Johan G Eriksson A1 - Bültmann, Ute A1 - Eco J C de Geus A1 - Groenen, Patrick J F A1 - Gudnason, Vilmundur A1 - Hansen, Torben A1 - Hartman, Catharine A A1 - Haworth, Claire M A A1 - Hayward, Caroline A1 - Heath, Andrew C A1 - Hinds, David A A1 - Hyppönen, Elina A1 - Iacono, William G A1 - Järvelin, Marjo-Riitta A1 - Jöckel, Karl-Heinz A1 - Kaprio, Jaakko A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Keltikangas-Järvinen, Liisa A1 - Kraft, Peter A1 - Laura D. Kubzansky A1 - Lehtimäki, Terho A1 - Patrik K E Magnusson A1 - Nicholas G Martin A1 - McGue, Matt A1 - Andres Metspalu A1 - Melinda C Mills A1 - de Mutsert, Renée A1 - Oldehinkel, Albertine J A1 - Pasterkamp, Gerard A1 - Nancy L. Pedersen A1 - Plomin, Robert A1 - Polasek, Ozren A1 - Power, Christine A1 - Rich, Stephen S A1 - Rosendaal, Frits R A1 - Hester M. den Ruijter A1 - Schlessinger, David A1 - Schmidt, Helena A1 - Svento, Rauli A1 - Schmidt, Reinhold A1 - Alizadeh, Behrooz Z A1 - Thorkild I. A. Sørensen A1 - Tim D Spector A1 - Steptoe, Andrew A1 - Antonio Terracciano A1 - A. Roy Thurik A1 - Nicholas J. Timpson A1 - Henning Tiemeier A1 - André G Uitterlinden A1 - Vollenweider, Peter A1 - Wagner, Gert G A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Yang, Jian A1 - Dalton C. Conley A1 - Hofman, Albert A1 - Johannesson, Magnus A1 - David I Laibson A1 - Sarah E. Medland A1 - Meyer, Michelle N A1 - Pickrell, Joseph K A1 - Tõnu Esko A1 - Krueger, Robert F A1 - Jonathan P. Beauchamp A1 - Philipp Koellinger A1 - Daniel J. Benjamin A1 - Bartels, Meike A1 - Cesarini, David KW - CHARGE KW - Depressive symptoms KW - Genetics KW - Mental Illness KW - Meta-analyses KW - Older Adults AB -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 conducted genome-wide association studies of three phenotypes: subjective well-being (n = 298,420), depressive symptoms (n = 161,460), and neuroticism (n = 170,911). We identify 3 variants associated with subjective well-being, 2 variants associated with depressive symptoms, and 11 variants associated with neuroticism, including 2 inversion polymorphisms. The two loci associated with depressive symptoms replicate in an independent depression sample. Joint analyses that exploit the high genetic correlations between the phenotypes (|ρ^| ≈ 0.8) strengthen the overall credibility of the findings and allow us to identify additional variants. Across our phenotypes, loci regulating expression in central nervous system and adrenal or pancreas tissues are strongly enriched for association.

VL - 48 IS - 6 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior. JF - Nat Genet Y1 - 2016 A1 - Nicola Barban A1 - Jansen, Rick A1 - de Vlaming, Ronald A1 - Vaez, Ahmad A1 - Mandemakers, Jornt J A1 - Felix C Tropf A1 - Shen, Xia A1 - Wilson, James F A1 - Chasman, Daniel I A1 - Nolte, Ilja M A1 - Tragante, Vinicius A1 - van der Laan, Sander W A1 - Perry, John R B A1 - Kong, Augustine A1 - Ahluwalia, Tarunveer S A1 - Albrecht, Eva A1 - Laura Yerges-Armstrong A1 - Atzmon, Gil A1 - Auro, Kirsi A1 - Ayers, Kristin A1 - Bakshi, Andrew A1 - Ben-Avraham, Danny A1 - Berger, Klaus A1 - Bergman, Aviv A1 - Bertram, Lars A1 - Bielak, Lawrence F A1 - Bjornsdottir, Gyda A1 - Bonder, Marc Jan A1 - Broer, Linda A1 - Bui, Minh A1 - Barbieri, Caterina A1 - Cavadino, Alana A1 - Chavarro, Jorge E A1 - Turman, Constance A1 - Maria Pina Concas A1 - Cordell, Heather J A1 - Gail Davies A1 - Eibich, Peter A1 - Eriksson, Nicholas A1 - Tõnu Esko A1 - Eriksson, Joel A1 - Falahi, Fahimeh A1 - Felix, Janine F A1 - Mark A Fontana A1 - Lude L. Franke A1 - Gandin, Ilaria A1 - Gaskins, Audrey J A1 - Gieger, Christian A1 - Gunderson, Erica P A1 - Guo, Xiuqing A1 - Hayward, Caroline A1 - He, Chunyan A1 - Hofer, Edith A1 - Huang, Hongyan A1 - Joshi, Peter K A1 - Kanoni, Stavroula A1 - Karlsson, Robert A1 - Kiechl, Stefan A1 - Kifley, Annette A1 - Kluttig, Alexander A1 - Kraft, Peter A1 - Lagou, Vasiliki A1 - Lecoeur, Cecile A1 - Lahti, Jari A1 - Li-Gao, Ruifang A1 - Penelope A. Lind A1 - Liu, Tian A1 - Makalic, Enes A1 - Mamasoula, Crysovalanto A1 - Lindsay Matteson A1 - Mbarek, Hamdi A1 - McArdle, Patrick F A1 - McMahon, George A1 - Meddens, S Fleur W A1 - Mihailov, Evelin A1 - Mike Miller A1 - Missmer, Stacey A A1 - Monnereau, Claire A1 - van der Most, Peter J A1 - Myhre, Ronny A1 - Mike A Nalls A1 - Nutile, Teresa A1 - Ioanna Panagiota Kalafati A1 - Porcu, Eleonora A1 - Prokopenko, Inga A1 - Rajan, Kumar B A1 - Rich-Edwards, Janet A1 - Cornelius A Rietveld A1 - Robino, Antonietta A1 - Rose, Lynda M A1 - Rueedi, Rico A1 - Ryan, Kathleen A A1 - Saba, Yasaman A1 - Schmidt, Daniel A1 - Jennifer A. Smith A1 - Stolk, Lisette A1 - Streeten, Elizabeth A1 - Tönjes, Anke A1 - Thorleifsson, Gudmar A1 - Ulivi, Sheila A1 - Wedenoja, Juho A1 - Wellmann, Juergen A1 - Willeit, Peter A1 - Yao, Jie A1 - Yengo, Loic A1 - Jing Hua Zhao A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Zhernakova, Daria V A1 - Amin, Najaf A1 - Andrews, Howard A1 - Balkau, Beverley A1 - Barzilai, Nir A1 - Bergmann, Sven A1 - Biino, Ginevra A1 - Bisgaard, Hans A1 - Bønnelykke, Klaus A1 - Dorret I. Boomsma A1 - Buring, Julie E A1 - Campbell, Harry A1 - Cappellani, Stefania A1 - Ciullo, Marina A1 - Cox, Simon R A1 - Francesco Cucca A1 - Toniolo, Daniela A1 - Davey-Smith, George A1 - Ian J Deary A1 - George Dedoussis A1 - Deloukas, Panos A1 - Cornelia M van Duijn A1 - Eco J C de Geus A1 - Johan G Eriksson A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Cinzia Sala A1 - Froguel, Philippe A1 - Paolo Gasparini A1 - Giorgia Girotto A1 - Grabe, Hans-Jörgen A1 - Greiser, Karin Halina A1 - Groenen, Patrick J F A1 - de Haan, Hugoline G A1 - Haerting, Johannes A1 - Tamara B Harris A1 - Heath, Andrew C A1 - Heikkilä, Kauko A1 - Hofman, Albert A1 - Homuth, Georg A1 - Holliday, Elizabeth G A1 - John L Hopper A1 - Hyppönen, Elina A1 - Jacobsson, Bo A1 - Jaddoe, Vincent W V A1 - Johannesson, Magnus A1 - Jugessur, Astanand A1 - Kähönen, Mika A1 - Kajantie, Eero A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Keavney, Bernard A1 - Kolcic, Ivana A1 - Koponen, Päivikki A1 - Kovacs, Peter A1 - Kronenberg, Florian A1 - Kutalik, Zoltán A1 - La Bianca, Martina A1 - Lachance, Genevieve A1 - Iacono, William G A1 - Lai, Sandra A1 - Lehtimäki, Terho A1 - David C Liewald A1 - Lindgren, Cecilia M A1 - Liu, Yongmei A1 - Luben, Robert A1 - Lucht, Michael A1 - Luoto, Riitta A1 - Magnus, Per A1 - Patrik K E Magnusson A1 - Nicholas G Martin A1 - McGue, Matt A1 - McQuillan, Ruth A1 - Sarah E. Medland A1 - Meisinger, Christa A1 - Mellström, Dan A1 - Andres Metspalu A1 - Traglia, Michela A1 - Lili Milani A1 - Mitchell, Paul A1 - Grant W. Montgomery A1 - Dennis O Mook-Kanamori A1 - de Mutsert, Renée A1 - Nohr, Ellen A A1 - Ohlsson, Claes A1 - Olsen, Jørn A1 - Ong, Ken K A1 - Paternoster, Lavinia A1 - Pattie, Alison A1 - Brenda W Penninx A1 - Markus Perola A1 - Peyser, Patricia A A1 - Pirastu, Mario A1 - Polasek, Ozren A1 - Power, Chris A1 - Kaprio, Jaakko A1 - Raffel, Leslie J A1 - Katri Räikkönen A1 - Olli T Raitakari A1 - Ridker, Paul M A1 - Ring, Susan M A1 - Roll, Kathryn A1 - Rudan, Igor A1 - Ruggiero, Daniela A1 - Rujescu, Dan A1 - Veikko Salomaa A1 - Schlessinger, David A1 - Schmidt, Helena A1 - Schmidt, Reinhold A1 - Schupf, Nicole A1 - Johannes Smit A1 - Sorice, Rossella A1 - Tim D Spector A1 - John M Starr A1 - Stöckl, Doris A1 - Strauch, Konstantin A1 - Stumvoll, Michael A1 - Swertz, Morris A A1 - Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur A1 - Thurik, A Roy A1 - Nicholas J. Timpson A1 - Tung, Joyce Y A1 - André G Uitterlinden A1 - Vaccargiu, Simona A1 - Viikari, Jorma A1 - Vitart, Veronique A1 - Völzke, Henry A1 - Vollenweider, Peter A1 - Vuckovic, Dragana A1 - Waage, Johannes A1 - Wagner, Gert G A1 - Wang, Jie Jin A1 - Wareham, Nicholas J A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Gonneke Willemsen A1 - Willeit, Johann A1 - Wright, Alan F A1 - Krina T Zondervan A1 - Stefansson, Kari A1 - Krueger, Robert F A1 - Lee, James J A1 - Daniel J. Benjamin A1 - Cesarini, David A1 - Philipp Koellinger A1 - den Hoed, Marcel A1 - Snieder, Harold A1 - Melinda C Mills AB -The genetic architecture of human reproductive behavior-age at first birth (AFB) and number of children ever born (NEB)-has a strong relationship with fitness, human development, infertility and risk of neuropsychiatric disorders. However, very few genetic loci have been identified, and the underlying mechanisms of AFB and NEB are poorly understood. We report a large genome-wide association study of both sexes including 251,151 individuals for AFB and 343,072 individuals for NEB. We identified 12 independent loci that are significantly associated with AFB and/or NEB in a SNP-based genome-wide association study and 4 additional loci associated in a gene-based effort. These loci harbor genes that are likely to have a role, either directly or by affecting non-local gene expression, in human reproduction and infertility, thereby increasing understanding of these complex traits.

VL - 48 IS - 12 U1 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27798627?dopt=Abstract ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Genome-wide association study (GWAS) and genome-wide by environment interaction study (GWEIS) of depressive symptoms in African American and Hispanic/Latina women JF - Depression & Anxiety Y1 - 2016 A1 - Dunn, Erin C A1 - Wiste, Anna A1 - Radmanesh, Farid A1 - Almli, Lynn M A1 - Gogarten, Stephanie M A1 - Sofer, Tamar A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Jennifer A. Smith A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Soare, Thomas W A1 - Saira S Mirza A1 - Karin Hek A1 - Henning Tiemeier A1 - Goveas, Joseph S A1 - Sarto, Gloria E A1 - Snively, Beverly M A1 - Marilyn Cornelis A1 - Karestan C. Koenen A1 - Kraft, Peter A1 - Purcell, Shaun A1 - Ressler, Kerry J A1 - Rosand, Jonathan A1 - Wassertheil-Smoller, Sylvia A1 - Smoller, Jordan W KW - Depressive symptoms KW - Environmental factors KW - Genetics KW - Humans KW - Women and Minorities AB -**BACKGROUND: **Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have made little progress in identifying variants linked to depression. We hypothesized that examining depressive symptoms and considering gene-environment interaction (GxE) might improve efficiency for gene discovery. We therefore conducted a GWAS and genome-wide by environment interaction study (GWEIS) of depressive symptoms.

**METHODS: **Using data from the SHARe cohort of the Women's Health Initiative, comprising African Americans (n = 7,179) and Hispanics/Latinas (n = 3,138), we examined genetic main effects and GxE with stressful life events and social support. We also conducted a heritability analysis using genome-wide complex trait analysis (GCTA). Replication was attempted in four independent cohorts.

**RESULTS: **No SNPs achieved genome-wide significance for main effects in either discovery sample. The top signals in African Americans were rs73531535 (located 20 kb from GPR139, P = 5.75 × 10(-8) ) and rs75407252 (intronic to CACNA2D3, P = 6.99 × 10(-7) ). In Hispanics/Latinas, the top signals were rs2532087 (located 27 kb from CD38, P = 2.44 × 10(-7) ) and rs4542757 (intronic to DCC, P = 7.31 × 10(-7) ). In the GEWIS with stressful life events, one interaction signal was genome-wide significant in African Americans (rs4652467; P = 4.10 × 10(-10) ; located 14 kb from CEP350). This interaction was not observed in a smaller replication cohort. Although heritability estimates for depressive symptoms and stressful life events were each less than 10%, they were strongly genetically correlated (rG = 0.95), suggesting that common variation underlying self-reported depressive symptoms and stressful life event exposure, though modest on their own, were highly overlapping in this sample.

**CONCLUSIONS: **Our results underscore the need for larger samples, more GEWIS, and greater investigation into genetic and environmental determinants of depressive symptoms in minorities.

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 our earlier discovery sample of 101,069 individuals to 293,723 individuals, and a replication study in an independent sample of 111,349 individuals from the UK Biobank. We identify 74 genome-wide significant loci associated with the number of years of schooling completed. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms associated with educational attainment are disproportionately found in genomic regions regulating gene expression in the fetal brain. Candidate genes are preferentially expressed in neural tissue, especially during the prenatal period, and enriched for biological pathways involved in neural development. Our findings demonstrate that, even for a behavioural phenotype that is mostly environmentally determined, a well-powered GWAS identifies replicable associated genetic variants that suggest biologically relevant pathways. Because educational attainment is measured in large numbers of individuals, it will continue to be useful as a proxy phenotype in efforts to characterize the genetic influences of related phenotypes, including cognition and neuropsychiatric diseases.

VL - 533 IS - 7604 U1 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27225129?dopt=Abstract ER - TY - JOUR T1 - GWAS analysis of handgrip and lower body strength in older adults in the CHARGE consortium. JF - Aging Cell Y1 - 2016 A1 - Amy M Matteini A1 - Toshiko Tanaka A1 - Karasik, David A1 - Atzmon, Gil A1 - Chou, Wen-Chi A1 - John D Eicher A1 - Andrew D Johnson A1 - Alice M. Arnold A1 - Michele L. Callisaya A1 - Gail Davies A1 - Daniel S. Evans A1 - Holtfreter, Birte A1 - Lohman, Kurt A1 - Kathryn L. Lunetta A1 - Mangino, Massimo A1 - Albert Vernon Smith A1 - Jennifer A. Smith A1 - Teumer, Alexander A1 - Lei Yu A1 - Dan E Arking A1 - Aron S. Buchman A1 - Chibinik, Lori B A1 - Philip L. De Jager A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Melissa E Garcia A1 - Gillham-Nasenya, Irina A1 - Gudnason, Vilmundur A1 - Hofman, Albert A1 - Hsu, Yi-Hsiang A1 - Ittermann, Till A1 - Lahousse, Lies A1 - David C Liewald A1 - Liu, Yongmei A1 - Lopez, Lorna A1 - Fernando Rivadeneira A1 - Rotter, Jerome I A1 - Siggeirsdottir, Kristin A1 - John M Starr A1 - Thomson, Russell A1 - Tranah, Gregory J A1 - André G Uitterlinden A1 - Völker, Uwe A1 - Völzke, Henry A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Kristine Yaffe A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - W V Zhuang A1 - Zmuda, Joseph M A1 - David A. Bennett A1 - Steven R Cummings A1 - Ian J Deary A1 - Luigi Ferrucci A1 - Tamara B Harris A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Kocher, Thomas A1 - Stephen B Kritchevsky A1 - Psaty, Bruce M A1 - Seshadri, Sudha A1 - Tim D Spector A1 - Velandai K Srikanth A1 - Windham, B Gwen A1 - Zillikens, M Carola A1 - Anne B Newman A1 - Jeremy D Walston A1 - Douglas P. Kiel A1 - Joanne M Murabito KW - CHARGE KW - Genetics KW - Older Adults KW - Physical Ability AB -Decline in muscle strength with aging is an important predictor of health trajectory in the elderly. Several factors, including genetics, are proposed contributors to variability in muscle strength. To identify genetic contributors to muscle strength, a meta-analysis of genomewide association studies of handgrip was conducted. Grip strength was measured using a handheld dynamometer in 27 581 individuals of European descent over 65 years of age from 14 cohort studies. Genomewide association analysis was conducted on ~2.7 million imputed and genotyped variants (SNPs). Replication of the most significant findings was conducted using data from 6393 individuals from three cohorts. GWAS of lower body strength was also characterized in a subset of cohorts. Two genomewide significant (P-value< 5 × 10(-8) ) and 39 suggestive (P-value< 5 × 10(-5) ) associations were observed from meta-analysis of the discovery cohorts. After meta-analysis with replication cohorts, genomewide significant association was observed for rs752045 on chromosome 8 (β = 0.47, SE = 0.08, P-value = 5.20 × 10(-10) ). This SNP is mapped to an intergenic region and is located within an accessible chromatin region (DNase hypersensitivity site) in skeletal muscle myotubes differentiated from the human skeletal muscle myoblasts cell line. This locus alters a binding motif of the CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein-β (CEBPB) that is implicated in muscle repair mechanisms. GWAS of lower body strength did not yield significant results. A common genetic variant in a chromosomal region that regulates myotube differentiation and muscle repair may contribute to variability in grip strength in the elderly. Further studies are needed to uncover the mechanisms that link this genetic variant with muscle strength.

VL - 15 IS - 5 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Meta-analysis identifies common and rare variants influencing blood pressure and overlapping with metabolic trait loci. JF - Nat Genet Y1 - 2016 A1 - Liu, Chunyu A1 - Kraja, Aldi T A1 - Jennifer A. Smith A1 - Brody, Jennifer A A1 - Franceschini, Nora A1 - Joshua C. Bis A1 - Rice, Kenneth A1 - Alanna Morrison A1 - Lu, Yingchang A1 - Weiss, Stefan A1 - Guo, Xiuqing A1 - Walter Palmas A1 - Martin, Lisa W A1 - Yii-Der I Chen A1 - Surendran, Praveen A1 - Drenos, Fotios A1 - Cook, James P A1 - Auer, Paul L A1 - Chu, Audrey Y A1 - Giri, Ayush A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Jakobsdottir, Johanna A1 - Lin, Li-An A1 - Stafford, Jeanette M A1 - Amin, Najaf A1 - Mei, Hao A1 - Yao, Jie A1 - Voorman, Arend A1 - Larson, Martin G A1 - Grove, Megan L A1 - Albert Vernon Smith A1 - Hwang, Shih-Jen A1 - Chen, Han A1 - Huan, Tianxiao A1 - Kosova, Gulum A1 - Stitziel, Nathan O A1 - Kathiresan, Sekar A1 - Nilesh Samani A1 - Schunkert, Heribert A1 - Deloukas, Panos A1 - Li, Man A1 - Fuchsberger, Christian A1 - Pattaro, Cristian A1 - Gorski, Mathias A1 - Kooperberg, Charles A1 - George J. Papanicolaou A1 - Rossouw, Jacques E A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Bouchard, Claude A1 - Raffel, Leslie J A1 - André G Uitterlinden A1 - Franco, Oscar H A1 - Ramachandran S. Vasan A1 - O'Donnell, Christopher J A1 - Kent Taylor A1 - Liu, Kiang A1 - Erwin P. Bottinger A1 - Gottesman, Omri A1 - Daw, E Warwick A1 - Giulianini, Franco A1 - Ganesh, Santhi A1 - Salfati, Elias A1 - Tamara B Harris A1 - Lenore J Launer A1 - Dörr, Marcus A1 - Felix, Stephan B A1 - Rettig, Rainer A1 - Völzke, Henry A1 - Eric S. Kim A1 - Lee, Wen-Jane A1 - Lee, I-Te A1 - Sheu, Wayne H-H A1 - Tsosie, Krystal S A1 - Digna R Velez Edwards A1 - Liu, Yongmei A1 - Correa, Adolfo A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Völker, Uwe A1 - Ridker, Paul M A1 - Boerwinkle, Eric A1 - Gudnason, Vilmundur A1 - Reiner, Alexander P A1 - Cornelia M van Duijn A1 - Ingrid B. Borecki A1 - Edwards, Todd L A1 - Chakravarti, Aravinda A1 - Rotter, Jerome I A1 - Psaty, Bruce M A1 - Ruth J F Loos A1 - Myriam Fornage A1 - Georg Ehret A1 - Newton-Cheh, Christopher A1 - Levy, Daniel A1 - Chasman, Daniel I AB -Meta-analyses of association results for blood pressure using exome-centric single-variant and gene-based tests identified 31 new loci in a discovery stage among 146,562 individuals, with follow-up and meta-analysis in 180,726 additional individuals (total n = 327,288). These blood pressure-associated loci are enriched for known variants for cardiometabolic traits. Associations were also observed for the aggregation of rare and low-frequency missense variants in three genes, NPR1, DBH, and PTPMT1. In addition, blood pressure associations at 39 previously reported loci were confirmed. The identified variants implicate biological pathways related to cardiometabolic traits, vascular function, and development. Several new variants are inferred to have roles in transcription or as hubs in protein-protein interaction networks. Genetic risk scores constructed from the identified variants were strongly associated with coronary disease and myocardial infarction. This large collection of blood pressure-associated loci suggests new therapeutic strategies for hypertension, emphasizing a link with cardiometabolic risk.

VL - 48 IS - 10 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Personality Polygenes, Positive Affect, and Life Satisfaction. JF - Twin Res Hum Genet Y1 - 2016 A1 - Weiss, Alexander A1 - Baselmans, Bart M L A1 - Hofer, Edith A1 - Yang, Jingyun A1 - Okbay, Aysu A1 - Penelope A. Lind A1 - Michael B Miller A1 - Nolte, Ilja M A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Hagenaars, Saskia P A1 - Jouke-Jan Hottenga A1 - Lindsay Matteson A1 - Snieder, Harold A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Hartman, Catharina A A1 - Patricia A. Boyle A1 - Henning Tiemeier A1 - Mosing, Miriam A A1 - Pattie, Alison A1 - Gail Davies A1 - David C Liewald A1 - Schmidt, Reinhold A1 - Philip L. De Jager A1 - Heath, Andrew C A1 - Markus Jokela A1 - John M Starr A1 - Oldehinkel, Albertine J A1 - Johannesson, Magnus A1 - Cesarini, David A1 - Hofman, Albert A1 - Harris, Sarah E A1 - Jennifer A. Smith A1 - Keltikangas-Järvinen, Liisa A1 - Pulkki-Raback, Laura A1 - Schmidt, Helena A1 - Jacqui Smith A1 - Iacono, William G A1 - McGue, Matt A1 - David A. Bennett A1 - Nancy L. Pedersen A1 - Patrik K E Magnusson A1 - Ian J Deary A1 - Nicholas G Martin A1 - Dorret I. Boomsma A1 - Bartels, Meike A1 - Luciano, Michelle KW - Genetics KW - Happiness KW - Polygenic Prediction KW - SSGAC KW - Well-being AB -Approximately half of the variation in wellbeing measures overlaps with variation in personality traits. Studies of non-human primate pedigrees and human twins suggest that this is due to common genetic influences. We tested whether personality polygenic scores for the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) domains and for item response theory (IRT) derived extraversion and neuroticism scores predict variance in wellbeing measures. Polygenic scores were based on published genome-wide association (GWA) results in over 17,000 individuals for the NEO-FFI and in over 63,000 for the IRT extraversion and neuroticism traits. The NEO-FFI polygenic scores were used to predict life satisfaction in 7 cohorts, positive affect in 12 cohorts, and general wellbeing in 1 cohort (maximal N = 46,508). Meta-analysis of these results showed no significant association between NEO-FFI personality polygenic scores and the wellbeing measures. IRT extraversion and neuroticism polygenic scores were used to predict life satisfaction and positive affect in almost 37,000 individuals from UK Biobank. Significant positive associations (effect sizes <0.05%) were observed between the extraversion polygenic score and wellbeing measures, and a negative association was observed between the polygenic neuroticism score and life satisfaction. Furthermore, using GWA data, genetic correlations of -0.49 and -0.55 were estimated between neuroticism with life satisfaction and positive affect, respectively. The moderate genetic correlation between neuroticism and wellbeing is in line with twin research showing that genetic influences on wellbeing are also shared with other independent personality domains.

VL - 19 IS - 5 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Somatic, positive and negative domains of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) scale: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies. JF - Psychological Medicine Y1 - 2016 A1 - Demirkan, A A1 - J. Lahti A1 - Nese Direk A1 - Viktorin, A. A1 - Kathryn L. Lunetta A1 - Antonio Terracciano A1 - Mike A Nalls A1 - Toshiko Tanaka A1 - Karin Hek A1 - Myriam Fornage A1 - Jürgen Wellmann A1 - Marilyn Cornelis A1 - Ollila, H. M. A1 - Lei Yu A1 - Luke C. Pilling A1 - Isaacs, A A1 - Aarno Palotie A1 - W V Zhuang A1 - Alan B. Zonderman A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Angelina R. Sutin A1 - Osorio Meirelles A1 - Mulas, A A1 - Hofman, A A1 - André G Uitterlinden A1 - Fernando Rivadeneira A1 - Markus Perola A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Veikko Salomaa A1 - Kristine Yaffe A1 - Luik, A I A1 - Liu, Y A1 - Ding, J A1 - Paul Lichtenstein A1 - Landén, M A1 - Elisabeth Widen A1 - David R. Weir A1 - David J. Llewellyn A1 - Murray, A A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Johan G Eriksson A1 - Karestan C. Koenen A1 - Patrik K E Magnusson A1 - Luigi Ferrucci A1 - Thomas H. Mosley A1 - Francesco Cucca A1 - Ben A Oostra A1 - David A. Bennett A1 - Paunio, T. A1 - Berger, K. A1 - Tamara B Harris A1 - Nancy L. Pedersen A1 - Joanne M Murabito A1 - Henning Tiemeier A1 - Cornelia M van Duijn A1 - Katri Räikkönen KW - CHARGE KW - Depressive symptoms KW - Older Adults AB -**BACKGROUND: **Major depressive disorder (MDD) is moderately heritable, however genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for MDD, as well as for related continuous outcomes, have not shown consistent results. Attempts to elucidate the genetic basis of MDD may be hindered by heterogeneity in diagnosis. The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) scale provides a widely used tool for measuring depressive symptoms clustered in four different domains which can be combined together into a total score but also can be analysed as separate symptom domains.

**METHOD: **We performed a meta-analysis of GWAS of the CES-D symptom clusters. We recruited 12 cohorts with the 20- or 10-item CES-D scale (32 528 persons).

**RESULTS: **One single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs713224, located near the brain-expressed melatonin receptor (MTNR1A) gene, was associated with the somatic complaints domain of depression symptoms, with borderline genome-wide significance (p discovery = 3.82 × 10-8). The SNP was analysed in an additional five cohorts comprising the replication sample (6813 persons). However, the association was not consistent among the replication sample (p discovery+replication = 1.10 × 10-6) with evidence of heterogeneity.

**CONCLUSIONS: **Despite the effort to harmonize the phenotypes across cohorts and participants, our study is still underpowered to detect consistent association for depression, even by means of symptom classification. On the contrary, the SNP-based heritability and co-heritability estimation results suggest that a very minor part of the variation could be captured by GWAS, explaining the reason of sparse findings.

Polymorphisms rs6232 and rs6234/rs6235 in PCSK1 have been associated with extreme obesity [e.g. body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40 kg/m(2)], but their contribution to common obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2)) and BMI variation in a multi-ethnic context is unclear. To fill this gap, we collected phenotypic and genetic data in up to 331 175 individuals from diverse ethnic groups. This process involved a systematic review of the literature in PubMed, Web of Science, Embase and the NIH GWAS catalog complemented by data extraction from pre-existing GWAS or custom-arrays in consortia and single studies. We employed recently developed global meta-analytic random-effects methods to calculate summary odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) or beta estimates and standard errors (SE) for the obesity status and BMI analyses, respectively. Significant associations were found with binary obesity status for rs6232 (OR = 1.15, 95% CI 1.06-1.24, P = 6.08 × 10(-6)) and rs6234/rs6235 (OR = 1.07, 95% CI 1.04-1.10, P = 3.00 × 10(-7)). Similarly, significant associations were found with continuous BMI for rs6232 (β = 0.03, 95% CI 0.00-0.07; P = 0.047) and rs6234/rs6235 (β = 0.02, 95% CI 0.00-0.03; P = 5.57 × 10(-4)). Ethnicity, age and study ascertainment significantly modulated the association of PCSK1 polymorphisms with obesity. In summary, we demonstrate evidence that common gene variation in PCSK1 contributes to BMI variation and susceptibility to common obesity in the largest known meta-analysis published to date in genetic epidemiology.

VL - 24 IS - 12 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Directional dominance on stature and cognition in diverse human populations. JF - Nature Y1 - 2015 A1 - Joshi, Peter K A1 - Tõnu Esko A1 - Mattsson, Hannele A1 - Eklund, Niina A1 - Gandin, Ilaria A1 - Nutile, Teresa A1 - Jackson, Anne U A1 - Schurmann, Claudia A1 - Albert Vernon Smith A1 - Zhang, Weihua A1 - Okada, Yukinori A1 - Stančáková, Alena A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Bartz, Traci M A1 - Maria Pina Concas A1 - Franceschini, Nora A1 - Enroth, Stefan A1 - Vitart, Veronique A1 - Trompet, Stella A1 - Guo, Xiuqing A1 - Chasman, Daniel I A1 - O'Connel, Jeffrey R A1 - Corre, Tanguy A1 - Nongmaithem, Suraj S A1 - Chen, Yuning A1 - Mangino, Massimo A1 - Ruggiero, Daniela A1 - Traglia, Michela A1 - Farmaki, Aliki-Eleni A1 - Kacprowski, Tim A1 - Bjonnes, Andrew A1 - van der Spek, Ashley A1 - Wu, Ying A1 - Giri, Anil K A1 - Yanek, Lisa R A1 - Wang, Lihua A1 - Hofer, Edith A1 - Cornelius A Rietveld A1 - McLeod, Olga A1 - Marilyn Cornelis A1 - Pattaro, Cristian A1 - Verweij, Niek A1 - Baumbach, Clemens A1 - Abdel Abdellaoui A1 - Warren, Helen R A1 - Vuckovic, Dragana A1 - Mei, Hao A1 - Bouchard, Claude A1 - Perry, John R B A1 - Cappellani, Stefania A1 - Saira S Mirza A1 - Benton, Miles C A1 - Broeckel, Ulrich A1 - Sarah E. Medland A1 - Penelope A. 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Smith A1 - Soranzo, Nicole A1 - Sotoodehnia, Nona A1 - Southam, Lorraine A1 - Stanton, Alice V A1 - Stathopoulou, Maria G A1 - Strauch, Konstantin A1 - Strawbridge, Rona J A1 - Suderman, Matthew J A1 - Tandon, Nikhil A1 - Tang, Sian-Tsun A1 - Kent Taylor A1 - Bamidele Tayo A1 - Töglhofer, Anna Maria A1 - Tomaszewski, Maciej A1 - Tšernikova, Natalia A1 - Tuomilehto, Jaakko A1 - André G Uitterlinden A1 - Vaidya, Dhananjay A1 - van Hylckama Vlieg, Astrid A1 - van Setten, Jessica A1 - Vasankari, Tuula A1 - Vedantam, Sailaja A1 - Vlachopoulou, Efthymia A1 - Vozzi, Diego A1 - Vuoksimaa, Eero A1 - Waldenberger, Melanie A1 - Erin B Ware A1 - Wentworth-Shields, William A1 - Whitfield, John B A1 - Sarah Wild A1 - Gonneke Willemsen A1 - Yajnik, Chittaranjan S A1 - Yao, Jie A1 - Zaza, Gianluigi A1 - Zhu, Xiaofeng A1 - Salem, Rany M A1 - Melbye, Mads A1 - Bisgaard, Hans A1 - Nilesh Samani A1 - Cusi, Daniele A1 - Mackey, David A A1 - Cooper, Richard S A1 - Froguel, Philippe A1 - Pasterkamp, Gerard A1 - Grant, Struan F A A1 - Hakonarson, Hakon A1 - Luigi Ferrucci A1 - Scott, Robert A A1 - Morris, Andrew D A1 - Palmer, Colin N A A1 - George Dedoussis A1 - Deloukas, Panos A1 - Bertram, Lars A1 - Lindenberger, Ulman A1 - Berndt, Sonja I A1 - Lindgren, Cecilia M A1 - Nicholas J. Timpson A1 - Tönjes, Anke A1 - Munroe, Patricia B A1 - Thorkild I. A. Sørensen A1 - Rotimi, Charles N A1 - Donna K. Arnett A1 - Oldehinkel, Albertine J A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Balkau, Beverley A1 - Gambaro, Giovanni A1 - Morris, Andrew P A1 - Johan G Eriksson A1 - Wright, Margie J A1 - Nicholas G Martin A1 - Hunt, Steven C A1 - John M Starr A1 - Ian J Deary A1 - Griffiths, Lyn R A1 - Henning Tiemeier A1 - Nicola N Pirastu A1 - Kaprio, Jaakko A1 - Wareham, Nicholas J A1 - Pérusse, Louis A1 - Wilson, James G A1 - Giorgia Girotto A1 - Caulfield, Mark J A1 - Olli T Raitakari A1 - Dorret I. Boomsma A1 - Gieger, Christian A1 - van der Harst, Pim A1 - Hicks, Andrew A A1 - Kraft, Peter A1 - Sinisalo, Juha A1 - Knekt, Paul A1 - Johannesson, Magnus A1 - Patrik K E Magnusson A1 - Hamsten, Anders A1 - Schmidt, Reinhold A1 - Ingrid B. Borecki A1 - Vartiainen, Erkki A1 - Becker, Diane M A1 - Bharadwaj, Dwaipayan A1 - Mohlke, Karen L A1 - Boehnke, Michael A1 - Cornelia M van Duijn A1 - Sanghera, Dharambir K A1 - Teumer, Alexander A1 - Zeggini, Eleftheria A1 - Andres Metspalu A1 - Paolo Gasparini A1 - Ulivi, Sheila A1 - Ober, Carole A1 - Toniolo, Daniela A1 - Rudan, Igor A1 - David Porteous A1 - Ciullo, Marina A1 - Tim D Spector A1 - Hayward, Caroline A1 - Dupuis, Josée A1 - Ruth J F Loos A1 - Wright, Alan F A1 - Chandak, Giriraj R A1 - Vollenweider, Peter A1 - Shuldiner, Alan R A1 - Ridker, Paul M A1 - Rotter, Jerome I A1 - Sattar, Naveed A1 - Gyllensten, Ulf A1 - North, Kari E A1 - Pirastu, Mario A1 - Psaty, Bruce M A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Laakso, Markku A1 - Gudnason, Vilmundur A1 - Takahashi, Atsushi A1 - Chambers, John C A1 - Kooner, Jaspal S A1 - Strachan, David P A1 - Campbell, Harry A1 - Joel Hirschhorn A1 - Markus Perola A1 - Polasek, Ozren A1 - Wilson, James F KW - Biological Evolution KW - Blood pressure KW - Body Height KW - Cholesterol KW - Cognitive Ability KW - Cohort Studies KW - Education KW - Female KW - Forced Expiratory Volume KW - Genome KW - Homozygote KW - Humans KW - Lung Volume Measurements KW - Male KW - Phenotype AB -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 understood. Genomic data now allow us to investigate the effects of homozygosity on traits of public health importance by observing contiguous homozygous segments (runs of homozygosity), which are inferred to be homozygous along their complete length. Given the low levels of genome-wide homozygosity prevalent in most human populations, information is required on very large numbers of people to provide sufficient power. Here we use runs of homozygosity to study 16 health-related quantitative traits in 354,224 individuals from 102 cohorts, and find statistically significant associations between summed runs of homozygosity and four complex traits: height, forced expiratory lung volume in one second, general cognitive ability and educational attainment (P < 1 × 10(-300), 2.1 × 10(-6), 2.5 × 10(-10) and 1.8 × 10(-10), respectively). In each case, increased homozygosity was associated with decreased trait value, equivalent to the offspring of first cousins being 1.2 cm shorter and having 10 months' less education. Similar effect sizes were found across four continental groups and populations with different degrees of genome-wide homozygosity, providing evidence that homozygosity, rather than confounding, directly contributes to phenotypic variance. Contrary to earlier reports in substantially smaller samples, no evidence was seen of an influence of genome-wide homozygosity on blood pressure and low density lipoprotein cholesterol, or ten other cardio-metabolic traits. Since directional dominance is predicted for traits under directional evolutionary selection, this study provides evidence that increased stature and cognitive function have been positively selected in human evolution, whereas many important risk factors for late-onset complex diseases may not have been.

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Slagboom A1 - Snieder, Harold A1 - Tim D Spector A1 - Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur A1 - Stumvoll, Michael A1 - Tuomilehto, Jaakko A1 - André G Uitterlinden A1 - Uusitupa, Matti A1 - van der Harst, Pim A1 - Walker, Mark A1 - Wallaschofski, Henri A1 - Wareham, Nicholas J A1 - Watkins, Hugh A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Wichmann, H-Erich A1 - Wilson, James F A1 - Zanen, Pieter A1 - Ingrid B. Borecki A1 - Deloukas, Panos A1 - Fox, Caroline S A1 - Heid, Iris M A1 - O'Connell, Jeffrey R A1 - Strachan, David P A1 - Stefansson, Kari A1 - Cornelia M van Duijn A1 - Gonçalo Abecasis A1 - Lude L. Franke A1 - Timothy M. Frayling A1 - McCarthy, Mark I A1 - Peter M Visscher A1 - Scherag, Andre A1 - Willer, Cristen J A1 - Boehnke, Michael A1 - Mohlke, Karen L A1 - Lindgren, Cecilia M A1 - Beckmann, Jacques S A1 - Barroso, Inês A1 - North, Kari E A1 - Ingelsson, Erik A1 - Joel Hirschhorn A1 - Ruth J F Loos A1 - Speliotes, Elizabeth K KW - Adipogenesis KW - Age Factors KW - BMI KW - Continental Population Groups KW - Energy Metabolism KW - Europe KW - Female KW - Genome-Wide Association Study KW - Glutamic Acid KW - Humans KW - Insulin KW - Male KW - Obesity KW - Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide KW - Quantitative Trait Loci KW - Synapses AB -Obesity is heritable and predisposes to many diseases. To understand the genetic basis of obesity better, here we conduct a genome-wide association study and Metabochip meta-analysis of body mass index (BMI), a measure commonly used to define obesity and assess adiposity, in up to 339,224 individuals. This analysis identifies 97 BMI-associated loci (P < 5 × 10(-8)), 56 of which are novel. Five loci demonstrate clear evidence of several independent association signals, and many loci have significant effects on other metabolic phenotypes. The 97 loci account for ∼2.7% of BMI variation, and genome-wide estimates suggest that common variation accounts for >20% of BMI variation. Pathway analyses provide strong support for a role of the central nervous system in obesity susceptibility and implicate new genes and pathways, including those related to synaptic function, glutamate signalling, insulin secretion/action, energy metabolism, lipid biology and adipogenesis.

VL - 518 IS - 7538 U1 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25673413?dopt=Abstract ER - TY - JOUR T1 - GWAS of longevity in CHARGE consortium confirms APOE and FOXO3 candidacy. JF - Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences Y1 - 2015 A1 - Broer, Linda A1 - Aron S. Buchman A1 - Deelen, Joris A1 - Daniel S. Evans A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Kathryn L. Lunetta A1 - Sebastiani, Paola A1 - Jennifer A. Smith A1 - Albert Vernon Smith A1 - Toshiko Tanaka A1 - Lei Yu A1 - Alice M. Arnold A1 - Aspelund, Thor A1 - Emelia J. Benjamin A1 - Philip L. De Jager A1 - Guðny Eiríksdóttir A1 - Melissa E Garcia A1 - Hofman, Albert A1 - Kaplan, Robert C A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Douglas P. Kiel A1 - Ben A Oostra A1 - Orwoll, Eric S A1 - Parimi, Neeta A1 - Psaty, Bruce M A1 - Fernando Rivadeneira A1 - Rotter, Jerome I A1 - Seshadri, Sudha A1 - Andrew B. Singleton A1 - Henning Tiemeier A1 - André G Uitterlinden A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Bandinelli, Stefania A1 - David A. Bennett A1 - Luigi Ferrucci A1 - Gudnason, Vilmundur A1 - Tamara B Harris A1 - Karasik, David A1 - Lenore J Launer A1 - Thomas Perls A1 - Eline P. Slagboom A1 - Tranah, Gregory J A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Anne B Newman A1 - Cornelia M van Duijn A1 - Joanne M Murabito KW - CHARGE KW - Genetics KW - Longevity KW - Mortality KW - Older Adults AB -**BACKGROUND: **The genetic contribution to longevity in humans has been estimated to range from 15% to 25%. Only two genes, APOE and FOXO3, have shown association with longevity in multiple independent studies.

**METHODS: **We conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies including 6,036 longevity cases, age ≥90 years, and 3,757 controls that died between ages 55 and 80 years. We additionally attempted to replicate earlier identified single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) associations with longevity.

**RESULTS: **In our meta-analysis, we found suggestive evidence for the association of SNPs near CADM2 (odds ratio [OR] = 0.81; p value = 9.66 × 10(-7)) and GRIK2 (odds ratio = 1.24; p value = 5.09 × 10(-8)) with longevity. When attempting to replicate findings earlier identified in genome-wide association studies, only the APOE locus consistently replicated. In an additional look-up of the candidate gene FOXO3, we found that an earlier identified variant shows a highly significant association with longevity when including published data with our meta-analysis (odds ratio = 1.17; p value = 1.85×10(-10)).

**CONCLUSIONS: **We did not identify new genome-wide significant associations with longevity and did not replicate earlier findings except for APOE and FOXO3. Our inability to find new associations with survival to ages ≥90 years because longevity represents multiple complex traits with heterogeneous genetic underpinnings, or alternatively, that longevity may be regulated by rare variants that are not captured by standard genome-wide genotyping and imputation of common variants.

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 menopause (ANM). We identified 44 regions with common variants, including two regions harboring additional rare missense alleles of large effect. We found enrichment of signals in or near genes involved in delayed puberty, highlighting the first molecular links between the onset and end of reproductive lifespan. Pathway analyses identified major association with DNA damage response (DDR) genes, including the first common coding variant in BRCA1 associated with any complex trait. Mendelian randomization analyses supported a causal effect of later ANM on breast cancer risk (∼6% increase in risk per year; P = 3 × 10(-14)), likely mediated by prolonged sex hormone exposure rather than DDR mechanisms.

VL - 47 IS - 11 U1 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26414677?dopt=Abstract ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Genetic diversity is a predictor of mortality in humans. JF - BMC Genetics Y1 - 2014 A1 - Bihlmeyer, Nathan A A1 - Brody, Jennifer A A1 - Albert Vernon Smith A1 - Kathryn L. Lunetta A1 - Mike A Nalls A1 - Jennifer A. Smith A1 - Toshiko Tanaka A1 - Gail Davies A1 - Lei Yu A1 - Saira S Mirza A1 - Teumer, Alexander A1 - Coresh, Josef A1 - Pankow, James S A1 - Franceschini, Nora A1 - Scaria, Anish A1 - Oshima, Junko A1 - Psaty, Bruce M A1 - Gudnason, Vilmundur A1 - Guðny Eiríksdóttir A1 - Tamara B Harris A1 - Li, Hanyue A1 - Karasik, David A1 - Douglas P. Kiel A1 - Melissa E Garcia A1 - Liu, Yongmei A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Luigi Ferrucci A1 - Allerhand, Michael A1 - David C Liewald A1 - Redmond, Paul A1 - John M Starr A1 - Philip L. De Jager A1 - Nese Direk A1 - M Arfan Ikram A1 - André G Uitterlinden A1 - Homuth, Georg A1 - Lorbeer, Roberto A1 - Grabe, Hans J A1 - Lenore J Launer A1 - Joanne M Murabito A1 - Andrew B. Singleton A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Bandinelli, Stefania A1 - Ian J Deary A1 - David A. Bennett A1 - Henning Tiemeier A1 - Kocher, Thomas A1 - Lumley, Thomas A1 - Dan E Arking KW - CHARGE KW - Diversity KW - Genetics KW - Mortality KW - Older Adults KW - Risk Assessment AB -**BACKGROUND: **It has been well-established, both by population genetics theory and direct observation in many organisms, that increased genetic diversity provides a survival advantage. However, given the limitations of both sample size and genome-wide metrics, this hypothesis has not been comprehensively tested in human populations. Moreover, the presence of numerous segregating small effect alleles that influence traits that directly impact health directly raises the question as to whether global measures of genomic variation are themselves associated with human health and disease.

**RESULTS: **We performed a meta-analysis of 17 cohorts followed prospectively, with a combined sample size of 46,716 individuals, including a total of 15,234 deaths. We find a significant association between increased heterozygosity and survival (P = 0.03). We estimate that within a single population, every standard deviation of heterozygosity an individual has over the mean decreases that person's risk of death by 1.57%.

**CONCLUSIONS: **This effect was consistent between European and African ancestry cohorts, men and women, and major causes of death (cancer and cardiovascular disease), demonstrating the broad positive impact of genomic diversity on human survival.

High blood pressure (BP) is more prevalent and contributes to more severe manifestations of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in African Americans than in any other United States ethnic group. Several small African-ancestry (AA) BP genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have been published, but their findings have failed to replicate to date. We report on a large AA BP GWAS meta-analysis that includes 29,378 individuals from 19 discovery cohorts and subsequent replication in additional samples of AA (n = 10,386), European ancestry (EA) (n = 69,395), and East Asian ancestry (n = 19,601). Five loci (EVX1-HOXA, ULK4, RSPO3, PLEKHG1, and SOX6) reached genome-wide significance (p < 1.0 × 10(-8)) for either systolic or diastolic BP in a transethnic meta-analysis after correction for multiple testing. Three of these BP loci (EVX1-HOXA, RSPO3, and PLEKHG1) lack previous associations with BP. We also identified one independent signal in a known BP locus (SOX6) and provide evidence for fine mapping in four additional validated BP loci. We also demonstrate that validated EA BP GWAS loci, considered jointly, show significant effects in AA samples. Consequently, these findings suggest that BP loci might have universal effects across studied populations, demonstrating that multiethnic samples are an essential component in identifying, fine mapping, and understanding their trait variability.

VL - 93 IS - 3 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - GWAS of 126,559 individuals identifies genetic variants associated with educational attainment. JF - Science Y1 - 2013 A1 - Cornelius A Rietveld A1 - Sarah E. Medland A1 - Derringer, Jaime A1 - Yang, Jian A1 - Tõnu Esko A1 - Martin, Nicolas W A1 - Westra, Harm-Jan A1 - Shakhbazov, Konstantin A1 - Abdel Abdellaoui A1 - Agrawal, Arpana A1 - Albrecht, Eva A1 - Alizadeh, Behrooz Z A1 - Amin, Najaf A1 - Barnard, John A1 - Baumeister, Sebastian E A1 - Benke, Kelly S A1 - Bielak, Lawrence F A1 - Boatman, Jeffrey A A1 - Patricia A. Boyle A1 - Gail Davies A1 - Christiaan de Leeuw A1 - Eklund, Niina A1 - Daniel S. Evans A1 - Ferhmann, Rudolf A1 - Fischer, Krista A1 - Gieger, Christian A1 - Gjessing, Håkon K A1 - Hägg, Sara A1 - Harris, Jennifer R A1 - Hayward, Caroline A1 - Holzapfel, Christina A1 - Carla A. Ibrahim-Verbaas A1 - Ingelsson, Erik A1 - Jacobsson, Bo A1 - Joshi, Peter K A1 - Jugessur, Astanand A1 - Marika A Kaakinen A1 - Kanoni, Stavroula A1 - Karjalainen, Juha A1 - Kolcic, Ivana A1 - Kristiansson, Kati A1 - Kutalik, Zoltán A1 - J. Lahti A1 - Lee, Sang H A1 - Lin, Peng A1 - Penelope A. Lind A1 - Liu, Yongmei A1 - Lohman, Kurt A1 - Loitfelder, Marisa A1 - McMahon, George A1 - Vidal, Pedro Marques A1 - Osorio Meirelles A1 - Lili Milani A1 - Myhre, Ronny A1 - Nuotio, Marja-Liisa A1 - Christopher Oldmeadow A1 - Petrovic, Katja E A1 - Wouter J Peyrot A1 - Polasek, Ozren A1 - Quaye, Lydia A1 - Reinmaa, Eva A1 - Rice, John P A1 - Rizzi, Thais S A1 - Schmidt, Helena A1 - Schmidt, Reinhold A1 - Albert Vernon Smith A1 - Jennifer A. Smith A1 - Toshiko Tanaka A1 - Antonio Terracciano A1 - van der Loos, Matthijs J H M A1 - Vitart, Veronique A1 - Völzke, Henry A1 - Jürgen Wellmann A1 - Lei Yu A1 - Wei Zhao A1 - Allik, Jüri A1 - John R. Attia A1 - Bandinelli, Stefania A1 - Bastardot, François A1 - Jonathan P. Beauchamp A1 - David A. Bennett A1 - Berger, Klaus A1 - Bierut, Laura J A1 - Dorret I. Boomsma A1 - Bültmann, Ute A1 - Campbell, Harry A1 - Chabris, Christopher F A1 - Cherkas, Lynn A1 - Chung, Mina K A1 - Francesco Cucca A1 - de Andrade, Mariza A1 - Philip L. De Jager A1 - De Neve, Jan-Emmanuel A1 - Ian J Deary A1 - George Dedoussis A1 - Deloukas, Panos A1 - Dimitriou, Maria A1 - Guðny Eiríksdóttir A1 - Elderson, Martin F A1 - Johan G Eriksson A1 - Jessica D. Faul A1 - Luigi Ferrucci A1 - Melissa E Garcia A1 - Grönberg, Henrik A1 - Guðnason, Vilmundur A1 - Hall, Per A1 - Harris, Juliette M A1 - Tamara B Harris A1 - Hastie, Nicholas D A1 - Heath, Andrew C A1 - Dena Hernandez A1 - Hoffmann, Wolfgang A1 - Hofman, Adriaan A1 - Holle, Rolf A1 - Holliday, Elizabeth G A1 - Jouke-Jan Hottenga A1 - Iacono, William G A1 - Illig, Thomas A1 - Järvelin, Marjo-Riitta A1 - Kähönen, Mika A1 - Kaprio, Jaakko A1 - Kirkpatrick, Robert M A1 - Kowgier, Matthew A1 - Latvala, Antti A1 - Lenore J Launer A1 - Lawlor, Debbie A A1 - Lehtimäki, Terho A1 - Li, Jingmei A1 - Paul Lichtenstein A1 - Lichtner, Peter A1 - David C Liewald A1 - Pamela A Madden A1 - Patrik K E Magnusson A1 - Mäkinen, Tomi E A1 - Masala, Marco A1 - McGue, Matt A1 - Andres Metspalu A1 - Mielck, Andreas A1 - Michael B Miller A1 - Grant W. Montgomery A1 - Mukherjee, Sutapa A1 - Nyholt, Dale R A1 - Ben A Oostra A1 - Palmer, Lyle J A1 - Aarno Palotie A1 - Brenda W Penninx A1 - Markus Perola A1 - Peyser, Patricia A A1 - Preisig, Martin A1 - Katri Räikkönen A1 - Olli T Raitakari A1 - Realo, Anu A1 - Ring, Susan M A1 - Ripatti, Samuli A1 - Fernando Rivadeneira A1 - Rudan, Igor A1 - Rustichini, Aldo A1 - Veikko Salomaa A1 - Sarin, Antti-Pekka A1 - Schlessinger, David A1 - Scott, Rodney J A1 - Snieder, Harold A1 - St Pourcain, Beate A1 - John M Starr A1 - Sul, Jae Hoon A1 - Surakka, Ida A1 - Svento, Rauli A1 - Teumer, Alexander A1 - Henning Tiemeier A1 - van Rooij, Frank J A A1 - Van Wagoner, David R A1 - Vartiainen, Erkki A1 - Viikari, Jorma A1 - Vollenweider, Peter A1 - Vonk, Judith M A1 - Waeber, Gérard A1 - David R. Weir A1 - Wichmann, H-Erich A1 - Elisabeth Widen A1 - Gonneke Willemsen A1 - Wilson, James F A1 - Wright, Alan F A1 - Dalton C. Conley A1 - Davey-Smith, George A1 - Lude L. Franke A1 - Groenen, Patrick J F A1 - Hofman, Albert A1 - Johannesson, Magnus A1 - Sharon L. R. Kardia A1 - Krueger, Robert F A1 - David I Laibson A1 - Nicholas G Martin A1 - Meyer, Michelle N A1 - Posthuma, Danielle A1 - A. Roy Thurik A1 - Nicholas J. Timpson A1 - André G Uitterlinden A1 - Cornelia M van Duijn A1 - Peter M Visscher A1 - Daniel J. Benjamin A1 - Cesarini, David A1 - Philipp Koellinger KW - CHARGE KW - Cognitive Ability KW - Education KW - Genetics KW - Women and Minorities AB -A genome-wide association study (GWAS) of educational attainment was conducted in a discovery sample of 101,069 individuals and a replication sample of 25,490. Three independent single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are genome-wide significant (rs9320913, rs11584700, rs4851266), and all three replicate. Estimated effects sizes are small (coefficient of determination R(2) ≈ 0.02%), approximately 1 month of schooling per allele. A linear polygenic score from all measured SNPs accounts for ≈2% of the variance in both educational attainment and cognitive function. Genes in the region of the loci have previously been associated with health, cognitive, and central nervous system phenotypes, and bioinformatics analyses suggest the involvement of the anterior caudate nucleus. These findings provide promising candidate SNPs for follow-up work, and our effect size estimates can anchor power analyses in social-science genetics.

VL - 340 IS - 6139 ER -