• Genome-wide association study of offspring birth weight in 86 577 women identifies five novel loci and highlights maternal genetic effects that are independent of fetal genetics 

      Beaumont, Robin N.; Warrington, Nicole M.; Cavadino, Alana; Tyrrell, Jessica; Nodzenski, Michael; Horikoshi, Momoko; Geller, Frank; Myhre, Ronny; Richmond, Rebecca C.; Paternoster, Lavinia; Bradfield, Jonathan P.; Kreiner-Møller, Eskil; Huikari, Ville; Metrustry, Sarah; Lunetta, Kathryn L.; Painter, Jodie N.; Hottenga, Jouke-Jan; Allard, Catherine; Barton, Sheila J.; Espinosa, Ana; Marsh, Julie A.; Potter, Catherine; Zhang, Ge; Ang, Wei; Berry, Diane J.; Bouchard, Luigi; Das, Shikta; Hakonarson, Hakon; Heikkinen, Jani; Helgeland, Øyvind; Hocher, Berthold; Hofman, Albert; Inskip, Hazel M.; Jones, Samuel E.; Kogevinas, Manolis; Lind, Penelope A.; Marullo, Letizia; Medland, Sarah E.; Murray, Anna; Murray, Jeffrey C.; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Nohr, Ellen A.; Reichetzeder, Christoph; Ring, Susan M.; Ruth, Katherine S.; Santa-Marina, Loreto; Scholtens, Denise M.; Sebert, Sylvain; Sengpiel, Verena; Tuke, Marcus A.; Vaudel, Marc; Weedon, Michael N.; Willemsen, Gonneke; Wood, Andrew R.; Yaghootkar, Hanieh; Muglia, Louis J.; Bartels, Meike; Relton, Caroline L.; Pennell, Craig E.; Chatzi, Leda; Estivill, Xavier; Holloway, John W.; Boomsma, Dorret I.; Montgomery, Grant W.; Murabito, Joanne M.; Spector, Tim D.; Power, Christine; Järvelin, Marjo-Riitta; Bisgaard, Hans; Grant, Struan F.A.; Sørensen, Thorkild I.A.; Jaddoe, Vincent W.; Jacobsson, Bo; Melbye, Mads; McCarthy, Mark I.; Hattersley, Andrew T.; Hayes, M. Geoffrey; Hivert, Marie-France; Frayling, Timothy M.; Felix, Janine F.; Hyppönen, Elina; Lowe, William L.; Evans, David M.; Lawlor, Debbie A.; Feenstra, Bjarke; Freathy, Rachel M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-02)
      Genome-wide association studies of birth weight have focused on fetal genetics, whereas relatively little is known about the role of maternal genetic variation. We aimed to identify maternal genetic variants associated ...
    • Novel loci for childhood body mass index and shared heritability with adult cardiometabolic traits 

      Vogelezang, Suzanne; Bradfield, Jonathan P.; Ahluwalia, Tarunveer S.; Curtin, John A.; Lakka, Timo A.; Grarup, Niels; Scholz, Markus; van der Most, Peter J.; Monnereau, Claire; Stergiakouli, Evie; Heiskala, Anni; Horikoshi, Momoko; Fedko, Iryna O.; Vilor-Tejedor, Natalia; Cousminer, Diana L.; Standl, Marie; Wang, Carol A.; Viikari, Jorma; Geller, Frank; Íñiguez, Carmen; Pitkänen, Niina; Chesi, Alessandra; Bacelis, Jonas; Yengo, Loic; Torrent, Maties; Ntalla, Ioanna; Helgeland, Øyvind; Selzam, Saskia; Vonk, Judith M.; Zafarmand, Mohammed H.; Heude, Barbara; Farooqi, Ismaa Sadaf; Alyass, Akram; Beaumont, Robin N.; Have, Christian T.; Rzehak, Peter; Bilbao, Jose Ramon; Schnurr, Theresia M.; Barroso, Inês; Bønnelykke, Klaus; Beilin, Lawrence J.; Carstensen, Lisbeth; Charles, Marie-Aline; Chawes, Bo; Clément, Karine; Closa-Monasterolo, Ricardo; Custovic, Adnan; Eriksson, Johan G.; Vaudel, Marc; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The genetic background of childhood body mass index (BMI), and the extent to which the well-known associations of childhood BMI with adult diseases are explained by shared genetic factors, are largely unknown. We performed ...
    • Variants in the fetal genome near pro-inflammatory cytokine genes on 2q13 associate with gestational duration 

      Liu, Xueping; Helenius, Dorte; Skotte, Line; Beaumont, Robin N.; Wielscher, Matthias; Geller, Frank; Juodakis, Julius; Mahajan, Anubha; Bradfield, Jonathan P.; Lin, Frederick T.J.; Vogelezang, Suzanne; Bustamante, Mariona; Ahluwalia, Tarunveer S.; Pitkänen, Niina; Wang, Carol A.; Bacelis, Jonas; Borges, Maria C.; Zhang, Ge; Bedell, Bruce A.; Rossi, Robert M.; Skogstrand, Kristin; Peng, Shouneng; Thompson, Wesley Kurt; Appadurai, Vivek; Lawlor, Debbie A.; Kalliala, Ilkka; Power, Christine; McCarthy, Mark I.; Boyd, Heather A.; Marazita, Mary L.; Hakonarson, Hakon; Hayes, M. Geoffrey; Scholtens, Denise M.; Rivadeneira, Fernando; Jaddoe, Vincent W.V.; Vinding, Rebecca K.; Bisgaard, Hans; Knight, Bridget A.; Pahkala, Katja; Raitakari, Olli; Helgeland, Øyvind; Johansson, Stefan; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Fadista, João; Schork, Andrew J.; Nudel, Ron; Miller, Daniel E.; Chen, Xiaoting; Weirauch, Matthew T.; Mortensen, Preben Bo; Børglum, Anders D.; Nordentoft, Merete; Mors, Ole; Hao, Ke; Ryckman, Kelli K.; Hougaard, David M.; Kottyan, Leah C.; Pennell, Craig E.; Lyytikäinen, Leo-Pekka; Bønnelykke, Klaus; Vrijheid, Martine; Felix, Janine F.; Lowe, William L.; Grant, Struan F.A.; Hyppönen, Elina; Jacobsson, Bo; Jarvelin, Marjo-Riitta; Muglia, Louis J.; Murray, Jeffrey C.; Freathy, Rachel M.; Werge, Thomas M.; Melbye, Mads; Buil, Alfonso; Feenstra, Bjarke (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-09-02)
      The duration of pregnancy is influenced by fetal and maternal genetic and non-genetic factors. Here we report a fetal genome-wide association meta-analysis of gestational duration, and early preterm, preterm, and postterm ...