BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease characterised by reduced bone mineral density and increased susceptibility to fracture; these traits are highly heritable. Both common and rare copy number variants (CNVs) potentially affect the function of genes and may influence disease risk. AIM: To identify CNVs associated with osteoporotic bone fracture risk. METHOD: We performed a genome-wide CNV association study in 5178 individuals from a prospective cohort in the Netherlands, in...Expand abstract
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A genome-wide copy number association study of osteoporotic fractures points to the 6p25.1 locus.
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