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    • Rare and low-frequency coding variants alter human adult height 

      Stirrups, Kathleen Elizabeth; Butterworth, Adam Stuart; Chowdhury, Rajiv; Danesh, John; Di Angelantonio, Emanuele; Howson, Joanna McCammond; Surendran, Praveen et al. (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-02-09)
      Height is a highly heritable, classic polygenic trait with ~700 common associated variants identified so far through genome-wide association studies. Here, we report 83 new height-associated coding variants with lower minor ...
    • Recruitment and representativeness of blood donors in the INTERVAL randomised trial assessing varying inter-donation intervals 

      Moore, Carmel; Bolton, Thomas; Walker, Matthew; Kaptoge, Stephen; Allen, David; Daynes, Michael; Mehenny, Susan et al. (BioMed Central, 2016-09-20)
      Background The interpretation of trial results can be helped by understanding how generalisable they are to the target population for which inferences are intended. INTERVAL, a large pragmatic randomised trial of blood ...
    • Systematic Evaluation of Pleiotropy Identifies 6 Further Loci Associated With Coronary Artery Disease 

      Webb, TR; Erdmann, J; Stirrups, Kathleen Elizabeth; Stitziel, NO; Masca, NGD; Jansen, H; Kanoni, S et al. (Elsevier, 2017-02-21)
      BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies have so far identified 56 loci associated with risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). Many CAD loci show pleiotropy; that is, they are also associated with other diseases or ...
    • The association between psychiatric diagnosis and violent re-offending in adult offenders in the community 

      Grann, Martin; Danesh, John; Fazel, Seena (2008-11-25)
      Abstract Background High rates of repeat offending are common across nations that are socially and culturally different. Although psychiatric disorders are believed to be risk factors for violent reoffending, the available ...
    • Trans-ancestry meta-analyses identify rare and common variants associated with blood pressure and hypertension 

      Surendran, Praveen; Drenos, Fotios; Young, Robin; Warren, Helen; Cook, James P.; Manning, Alisa K.; Grarup, Niels et al. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016-09-12)
      High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and premature death. However, there is limited knowledge on specific causal genes and pathways. To better understand the genetics of blood pressure, we ...
    • Validation of self-administered nasal swabs and postage for the isolation of $\textit{Staphylococcus aureus}$ 

      Harrison, Ewan Michael; Gleadall, Nicholas; Ba, Xiaoliang; Danesh, John; Peacock, Sharon Jayne; Holmes, Mark Adrian (Microbiology Society, 2016-12-01)
      $\textit{Staphylococcus aureus}$ carriers are at higher risk of $\textit{S. aureus}$ infection and are a reservoir for transmission to others. Detection of nasal $\textit{S. aureus}$ carriage is important for both targeted ...