• Assessing the Causal Relationship of Maternal Height on Birth Size and Gestational Age at Birth: A Mendelian Randomization Analysis 

      Zhang, Ge; Bacelis, Jonas; Lengyel, Candice; Teramo, Kari; Hallman, Mikko; Helgeland, Øyvind; Johansson, Stefan; Myhre, Ronny; Sengpiel, Verena; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Jacobsson, Bo; Muglia, Louis (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-08-18)
      Background: Observational epidemiological studies indicate that maternal height is associated with gestational age at birth and fetal growth measures (i.e., shorter mothers deliver infants at earlier gestational ages with ...
    • Autozygosity mapping and time-to-spontaneous delivery in Norwegian parent-offspring trios 

      Solé-Navais, Pol; Bacelis, Jonas; Helgeland, Øyvind; Modzelewska, Dominika; Vaudel, Marc; Flatley, Christopher; Andreassen, Ole; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Muglia, Louis J.; Johansson, Stefan; Zhang, Ge; Jacobsson, Bo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Parental genetic relatedness may lead to adverse health and fitness outcomes in the offspring. However, the degree to which it affects human delivery timing is unknown. We use genotype data from ≃25 000 parent-offspring ...
    • Characterization of the genetic architecture of infant and early childhood body mass index 

      Helgeland, Øyvind; Vaudel, Marc; Sole-Navais, Pol; Flatley, Christopher; Juodakis, Julius; Bacelis, Jonas; Koløen, Ingvild; Knudsen, Gun Peggy Strømstad; Johansson, Bente Berg; Magnus, Per Minor; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Juliusson, Pétur Benedikt; Stoltenberg, Camilla; Holmen, Oddgeir Lingaas; Andreassen, Ole; Jacobsson, Bo; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Johansson, Stefan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Early childhood obesity is a growing global concern; however, the role of common genetic variation on infant and child weight development is unclear. Here, we identify 46 loci associated with early childhood body mass index ...
    • The genetic architecture of sporadic and multiple consecutive miscarriage 

      Laisk, Triin; Soares, Ana Luiza G.; Ferreira, Teresa; Painter, Jodie N.; Censin, Jenny C.; Laber, Samantha; Bacelis, Jonas; Chen, Chia-Yen; Lepamets, Maarja; Lin, Kuang; Liu, Siyang; Millwood, Iona Y.; Ramu, Avinash; Southcombe, Jennifer; Andersen, Marianne S.; Yang, Ling; Becker, Christian M.; Børglum, Anders D.; Gordon, Scott D.; Bybjerg-Grauholm, Jonas; Helgeland, Øyvind; Hougaard, David M.; Jin, Xin; Johansson, Stefan; Juodakis, Julius; Kartsonaki, Christina; Kukushkina, Viktorija; Lind, Penelope A.; Metspalu, Andres; Montgomery, Grant W.; Morris, Andrew P.; Mors, Ole; Mortensen, Preben B.; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Nordentoft, Merete; Nyholt, Dale R.; Lippincott, Margaret; Seminara, Stephanie; Salumets, Andres; Snieder, Harold; Zondervan, Krina; Werge, Thomas; Chen, Zhengming; Conrad, Donald F.; Jacobsson, Bo; Li, Liming; Martin, Nicholas G.; Neale, Benjamin M.; Nielsen, Rasmus; Walters, Robin G. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Miscarriage is a common, complex trait affecting ~15% of clinically confirmed pregnancies. Here we present the results of large-scale genetic association analyses with 69,054 cases from five different ancestries for sporadic ...
    • Genome-wide association study reveals dynamic role of genetic variation in infant and early childhood growth 

      Helgeland, Øyvind; Vaudel, Marc; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt; Holmen, Oddgeir Lingaas; Juodakis, Julius; Bacelis, Jonas; Jacobsson, Bo; Lindekleiv, Haakon; Hveem, Kristian; Lie, Rolv T.; Knudsen, Gun Peggy Strømstad; Stoltenberg, Camilla; Magnus, Per; Sagen, Jørn V.; Molven, Anders; Johansson, Stefan; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-10-01)
      Infant and childhood growth are dynamic processes with large changes in BMI during development. By performing genome-wide association studies of BMI at 12 time points from birth to eight years (9286 children, 74,105 ...
    • Placental weight centiles adjusted for age, parity and fetal sex 

      Flatley, Christopher; Sole-Navais, Pol; Vaudel, Marc; Helgeland, Øyvind; Modzelewska, Dominika; Johansson, Stefan; Jacobsson, Bo; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Introduction The weight of the placenta can be indicative of efficacy in nutrient and oxygen supply. Furthermore, it has been suggested that a measure of the placenta's ability to adequately supply nutrients to the fetus ...
    • 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 ...