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Cohort studies

Researchers use our technologies for a wide variety of studies, including many considered to be some of the largest and most prestigious in the world:

  • The GEFOS (GEnetic Factors for Osteoporosis) GENOMOS consortium
  • The Whitehall II study

Study publications

Our customers’ data speaks volumes about the work we do. Access our searchable database of recently published papers.

The GEFOS (GEnetic Factors for Osteoporosis) GENOMOS consortium

  • A global consortium of prominent research institutes studying genetic factors involved in Osteoporosis.
  • 24 countries around the world including USA, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
  • With them we have genotyped over 85,000 DNA samples and 83 SNPs.
  • Examples of recent published research:
    •  "Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies 56 bone mineral density loci and reveals 14 loci associated with risk of fracture." Nature genetics 44.5 (2012): 491-501, in which  Estrada et al. highlight loci associated with bone-mineral density and risk of fracture from genome-wide association studies
    •  "Genetic determinants of heel bone properties: genome-wide association meta-analysis and replication in the GEFOS/GENOMOS consortium." Human molecular genetics (2014): ddt675, in which Moayyeri et al. reveal the effect of several genes and points to a new genetic locus with potential implications for better understanding of osteoporosis pathophysiology

The Whitehall II study

  • The Whitehall II study was established in 1985 by Professor Sir Michael Marmot and his UCL team to investigate the importance of social class for health by following a cohort of 10,308 working men and women.
  • The study is famous for its contributions to understanding the relationship between social status and genetic factors in the UK.
  • We have provided nucleic acid purification and SNP genotyping for 10,000 samples with several projects including DNA storage, sample tracking and sample handling.
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