• Assessing the role of genome-wide DNA methylation between smoking and risk of lung cancer using repeated measurements: the HUNT Study 

      Sun, Yi-Qian; Richmond, Rebecca C.; Suderman, Matthew; Min, Josine L; Battram, Thomas; Flatberg, Arnar; Beisvag, Vidar; Nøst, Therese Haugdahl; Guida, Florence; Jiang, Lin; Wahl, Sissel Gyrid Freim; Langhammer, Arnulf; Skorpen, Frank; Walker, Rosie M; Bretherick, Andrew D; Zeng, Yanni; Chen, Yue; Johansson, Mattias; Sandanger, Torkjel M; Relton, Caroline L; Mai, Xiao-Mei (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Background: It is unclear if smoking-related DNA methylation represents a causal pathway between smoking and risk of lung cancer. We sought to identify novel smoking-related DNA methylation sites in blood, with repeated ...
    • Biological and Clinical Insights From Genetics of Insomnia Symptoms 

      Lane, Jacqueline M.; Jones, Samuel E.; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Hveem, Kristian; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Zwart, John-Anker; Nielsen, Jonas Bille; Winswold, Bendik; Willer, Cristen J; Janszky, Imre; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Wood, Andrew R.; Strand, Linn B.; Bowden, Jack; Song, Yanwei; Patel, Krunal; Anderson, Simon G.; Beaumont, Robin N.; Bechtold, David A.; Cade, Brian E.; Kathiresan, Sekar; Little, Max A.; Loudon, Andrew S.; Purcell, Shaun; Richmond, Rebecca C.; Schormair, Barbara; Tyrrell, Jessica; Winkelmann, Juliane; Zhao, Cheng; Redline, Susan; Spiegelhalder, Kai; Kyle, Simon D.; Frayling, Timothy M.; Lawlor, Deborah A.; Rutter, Martin K.; Weedon, Michael N.; Saxena, Richa (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Insomnia is a common disorder linked with adverse long-term medical and psychiatric outcomes. The underlying pathophysiological processes and causal relationships of insomnia with disease are poorly understood. Here we ...
    • Genome-wide association analysis of self-reported daytime sleepiness identifies 42 loci that suggest biological subtypes 

      Wang, Heming; Lane, Jacqueline M.; Jones, Samuel E.; Dashti, Hassan S.; Ollila, Hanna M.; Wood, Andrew R.; van Hees, Vincent T.; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Kantojärvi, Katri; Palviainen, Teemu; Cade, Brian E.; Sofer, Tamar; Song, Yanwei; Patel, Krunal; Anderson, Simon G.; Bechtold, David A.; Bowden, Jack; Emsley, Richard; Kyle, Simon D.; Little, Max A.; Loudon, Andrew S.; Scheer, Frank A.J.L.; Purcell, Shaun M.; Richmond, Rebecca C.; Spiegelhalder, Kai; Tyrrell, Jessica; Zhu, Xiaofeng; Hublin, Christer; Kaprio, Jaakko A.; Kristiansson, Kati; Sulkava, Sonja; Paunio, Tiina; Hveem, Kristian; Nielsen, Jonas B.; Willer, Cristen J.; Zwart, John-Anker; Strand, Linn B; Frayling, Timothy M.; Ray, David; Lawlor, Deborah A.; Rutter, Martin K.; Weedon, Michael N.; Redline, Susan; Saxena, Richa (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) affects 10–20% of the population and is associated with substantial functional deficits. Here, we identify 42 loci for self-reported daytime sleepiness in GWAS of 452,071 individuals from ...
    • Investigating causal relations between sleep traits and risk of breast cancer in women: Mendelian randomisation study 

      Richmond, Rebecca C.; Anderson, Emma L.; Dashti, Hassan S.; Jones, Samuel E.; Lane, Jacqueline M.; Strand, Linn B; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Rutter, Martin K.; Wood, Andrew R.; Straif, Kurt; Relton, Caroline L.; Munafò, Marcus; Frayling, Timothy M.; Martin, Richard M.; Saxena, Richa; Weedon, Michael N.; Lawlor, Debbie A.; Smith, George Davey (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Objective To examine whether sleep traits have a causal effect on risk of breast cancer. Design Mendelian randomisation study. Setting UK Biobank prospective cohort study and Breast Cancer Association Consortium ...
    • Is disrupted sleep a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease? Evidence from a two-sample Mendelian randomization analysis 

      Anderson, Emma L.; Richmond, Rebecca C.; Jones, Samuel E.; Hemani, Gibran; Wade, Kaitlin H; Dashti, Hassan S.; Lane, Jaqueline; Wang, Heming; Saxena, Richa; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Korologou-Linden, Roxanna; Nielsen, Jonas Bille; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav; Abecasis, Goncalo; Coulthard, Elizabeth; Kyle, Simon D.; Beaumont, Robin N.; Tyrell, Jessica; Frayling, Timothy M; Munafo, Marcus R; Wood, Andrew R; Ben-Shlomo, Yoav; Howe, Laura D; Lawlor, Deborah A.; Weedon, Michael N; Smith, George Davey (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background It is established that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients experience sleep disruption. However, it remains unknown whether disruption in the quantity, quality or timing of sleep is a risk factor for the onset ...
    • Mixed evidence for the relationship between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s disease: A bidirectional Mendelian randomization study 

      Sun, Yi-Qian; Richmond, Rebecca C.; Chen, Yue; Mai, Xiao-Mei (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Recent experimental studies indicated that a periodontitis-causing bacterium might be a causal factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We applied a two-sample Mendelian randomization (MR) approach to examine the potential ...