New genetic risk factors for myopia discovered

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Meta-analysis of gene–environment-wide association scans accounting for education level identifies additional loci for refractive error
Authors: 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 McMahon, 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 Seppälä, 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. H. Ho, Wan’e Lim, Roger W. Beuerman, Rosalynn Siantar, E-Shyong Tai, Eranga Vithana, Evelin Mihailov, Chiea-Chuen Khor, Caroline Hayward, Robert N. Luben, Paul J. Foster, Barbara E. K. 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, Yik-Ying 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 C. W. Klaver, Seang-Mei Saw & Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM)
Journal: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11008
Published online 06 April 2016

Source: Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

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