New gene variants found in childhood body mass index

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Genome-wide association analysis identifies three new susceptibility loci for childhood body mass index
Janine F. Felix, Jonathan P. Bradfield, Claire Monnereau, Ralf J.P. van der Valk, Evie Stergiakouli, Alessandra Chesi, Romy Gaillard, Bjarke Feenstra, Elisabeth Thiering, Eskil Kreiner-Møller, Anubha Mahajan, Niina Pitkänen, Raimo Joro, Alana Cavadino, Ville Huikari, Steve Franks, Maria M. Groen-Blokhuis, Diana L. Cousminer, Julie A. Marsh, Terho Lehtimäki, John A. Curtin, Jesus Vioque, Tarunveer S. Ahluwalia, Ronny Myhre, Thomas S. Price, Natalia Vilor-Tejedor, Loïc Yengo, Niels Grarup, Ioanna Ntalla, Wei Ang, Mustafa Atalay, Hans Bisgaard, Alexandra I. Blakemore, Amelie Bonnefond, Lisbeth Carstensen, Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study (BMDCS), Early Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium, Johan Eriksson, Claudia Flexeder, Lude Franke, Frank Geller, Mandy Geserick, Anna-Liisa Hartikainen, Claire M.A. Haworth, Joel N. Hirschhorn, Albert Hofman, Jens-Christian Holm, Momoko Horikoshi, Jouke Jan Hottenga, Jinyan Huang, Haja N. Kadarmideen, Mika Kähönen, Wieland Kiess, Hanna-Maaria Lakka, Timo A. Lakka, Alexandra M. Lewin, Liming Liang, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Baoshan Ma, Per Magnus, Shana E. McCormack, George McMahon, Frank D. Mentch, Christel M. Middeldorp, Clare S. Murray, Katja Pahkala, Tune H. Pers, Roland Pfäffle, Dirkje S. Postma, Christine Power, Angela Simpson, Verena Sengpiel, Carla M. T. Tiesler, Maties Torrent, André G. Uitterlinden, Joyce B. van Meurs, Rebecca Vinding, Johannes Waage, Jane Wardle, Eleftheria Zeggini, Babette S. Zeme, George V. Dedoussis, Oluf Pedersen, Philippe Froguel, Jordi Sunyer, Robert Plomin, Bo Jacobsson, Torben Hansen, Juan R. Gonzalez, Adnan Custovic, Olli T. Raitakari, Craig E. Pennell, Elisabeth Widén, Dorret I. Boomsma, Gerard H. Koppelman, Sylvain Sebert, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Elina Hyppönen, Mark I. McCarthy, Virpi Lindi, Niinikoski Harri, Antje Körner, Klaus Bønnelykke, Joachim Heinrich, Mads Melbye, Fernando Rivadeneira, Hakon Hakonarson, Susan M. Ring, George Davey Smith, Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, Nicholas J. Timpson, Struan F.A. Grant and Vincent W.V. Jaddoe for the Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium
Human Molecular Genetics
DOI. 10.1093/hmg/ddv472
Published online November 24, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (grant HD056465) and the Cotswold Foundation funded CHOP’s involvement in this study.

Source: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Additional source: EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society

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