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Genome-wide associations for birth weight and correlations with adult disease

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Birth weight (BW) is influenced by both foetal and maternal factors and in observational studies is reproducibly associated with future risk of adult metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease. These lifecourse associations have often been attributed to the impact of an adverse early life environment. We performed a multi-ancestry genome-wide association study (GWAS) meta-analysis of BW in 153,781 individuals, identifying 60 loci where foetal genotype was...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/nature19806

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Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Nature Journal website
Volume:
538
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248–252
Publication date:
2016-09-24
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2016-09-02
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pubs:638171
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uri:b66044a1-c565-454d-892b-8edda840017f
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b66044a1-c565-454d-892b-8edda840017f
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