ANGI-Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative

Cynthia Bulik, Martin Kennedy, Tracey Wade

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    Abstract

    Identification of genetic variants associated with eating disorders is underway. The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative, an initiative of the Klarman Family Foundation, has contributed to advancing the field, yielding a large-scale genome-wide association study published in Nature Genetics. Eight genetic variants significantly associated with anorexia nervosa were identified, along with patterns of genetic correlations that suggest both psychiatric and metabolic origins of this serious and life-threatening illness. This article details the role of Professor Nick Martin in contributing to this important collaboration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)135-136
    Number of pages2
    JournalTwin Research and Human Genetics
    Volume23
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020

    Keywords

    • Anorexia nervosa
    • eating disorders
    • genetic variants

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