• Bivariate causal mixture model quantifies polygenic overlap between complex traits beyond genetic correlation 

      Frei, Oleksandr; Holland, Dominic; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Shadrin, Alexey A.; Fan, Chun Chieh; Maeland, Steffen; O'Connell, Kevin S.; Wang, Yunpeng; Djurovic, Srdjan; Thompson, Wesley Kurt; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Dale, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-06-03)
      Accumulating evidence from genome wide association studies (GWAS) suggests an abundance of shared genetic influences among complex human traits and disorders, such as mental disorders. Here we introduce a statistical tool, ...
    • Discovery of shared genomic loci using the conditional false discovery rate approach 

      Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Frei, Oleksandr; Shadrin, Alexey A.; O'Connell, Kevin; Fan, Chun Chieh; Bahrami, Shahram; Holland, Dominic; Djurovic, Srdjan; Thompson, Wesley Kurt; Dale, Anders; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-09-13)
      In recent years, genome-wide association study (GWAS) sample sizes have become larger, the statistical power has improved and thousands of trait-associated variants have been uncovered, offering new insights into the genetic ...
    • Enrichment of genetic markers of recent human evolution in educational and cognitive traits 

      Srinivasan, Saurabh; Bettella, Francesco; Frei, Oleksandr; Hill, W. David; Wang, Yunpeng; Witoelar, Aree; Schork, Andrew J.; Thompson, Wesley Kurt; Davies, Gail; Desikan, Rahul S.; Deary, Ian J.; Melle, Ingrid; Ueland, Torill; Dale, Anders; Djurovic, Srdjan; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-08-22)
      Higher cognitive functions are regarded as one of the main distinctive traits of humans. Evidence for the cognitive evolution of human beings is mainly based on fossil records of an expanding cranium and an increasing ...
    • 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 ...