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Variants close to NTRK2 gene are associated with birth weight in female twins.

Abstract:

Low weight at birth has previously been shown to be associated with a number of adult diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and obesity later in life. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been published for singleton-born individuals, but the role of genetic variation in birth weight (BW) in twins has not yet been fully investigated. A GWAS was performed in 4,593 female study participants with BW data available from the TwinsUK cohort. A genome-...

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10.1017/thg.2014.34

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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
Volume:
17
Issue:
4
Pages:
254-261
Publication date:
2014-08-05
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EISSN:
1839-2628
ISSN:
1832-4274
URN:
uuid:d33bbe17-8d15-4cf1-9dfb-905c7cfd4d14
Source identifiers:
470857
Local pid:
pubs:470857

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