• Deciphering osteoarthritis genetics across 826,690 individuals from 9 populations 

      Boer, Cindy G.; Hatzikotoulas, Konstantinos; Southam, Lorraine; Stefánsdóttir, Lilja; Almeida, Rodrigo Coutinho de; Zhang, Yanfei; Wu, Tian T.; Zheng, Jie; Hartley, April; Teder-Laving, Maris; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Terao, Chikashi; Zengini, Eleni; Alexiadis, George; Barysenka, Andrei; Bjornsdottir, Gyda; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Gilly, Arthur; Ingvarsson, Thorvaldur; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Jonsson, Helgi; Kloppenburg, Margreet; Luetge, Almut; Lund, Sigrun H; Magi, Reedik; Mangino, Massimo; Nelissen, Rob G.H.H.; Shivakumar, Manu; Steinberg, Julia; Takuwa, Hiroshi; Thomas, Laurent; Tuerlings, Margo; Babis, George C.; Cheung, Jason Pui Yin; Kang, Jae Hee; Kraft, Peter; Lietman, Steven A.; Samartzis, Dino; Slagboom, P. Eline; Stefansson, Kari; Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur; Tobias, Jonathan H.; Uitterlinden, André G.; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Zwart, John Anker Henrik; Smith, George Davey; Sham, Pak Chung; Thorleifsson, Gudmar; Hveem, Kristian; Zeggini, Eleftheria (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Osteoarthritis affects over 300 million people worldwide. Here, we conduct a genome-wide association study meta-analysis across 826,690 individuals (177,517 with osteoarthritis) and identify 100 independently associated ...
    • Genome-wide analysis identifies impaired axonogenesis in chronic overlapping pain conditions 

      Khoury, Samar; Parisien, Marc; Thompson, Scott J.; Vachon-Presseau, Etienne; Roy, Mathieu; Mitchell, Amy; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Willer, Cristen J.; Fors, Egil Andreas; Heuch, Ingrid; Nielsen, Jonas Bille; Storheim, Kjersti; Hagen, Knut; Nilsen, Kristian Bernhard; Hveem, Kristian; Fritsche, Lars; Thomas, Laurent; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Lie, Marie; Holmen, Oddgeir; Børte, Sigrid; Stensland, Synne; Zhou, Wei; Mundal, Ingunn Pernille; Zwart, John Anker Henrik; Kania, Artur; Mogil, Jeffrey S.; Diatchenko, Luda (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Chronic pain is often present at more than one anatomical location, leading to chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPC). Whether COPC represents a distinct pathophysiology from the occurrence of pain at only one site is ...
    • Genome-wide association study identifies RNF123 locus as associated with chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain 

      Rahman, Shafiqur; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Chavez, Sergio; Børte, Sigrid; Tsepilov, Vakov; Sharapov, Sodbo Zh; Aulchenko, Yurii S.; Hagen, Knut; Fors, Egil Andreas; Hveem, Kristian; Zwart, John Anker Henrik; Meurs, Joyce van; Freidin, Maxim B.; Williams, Frances Mk (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Abstract Background and objectives Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain (CWP) is a symptom of fibromyalgia and a complex trait with poorly understood pathogenesis. CWP is heritable (48%–54%), but its genetic architecture ...
    • A genome-wide association study with 1,126,563 individuals identifies new risk loci for Alzheimer's disease 

      Wightman, Douglas P.; Jansen, Iris E.; Savage, Jeanne E.; Shadrin, Alexey; Bahrami, Shahram; Holland, Dominic; Rongve, Arvid; Børte, Sigrid; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Drange, Ole Kristian; Martinsen, Amy E.; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Willer, Cristen; Bråthen, Geir; Bosnes, Ingunn; Nielsen, Jonas Bille; Fritsche, Lars; Thomas, Laurent; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Meisingset, Tore Wergeland; Zhou, Wei; Proitsi, Petroula; Hodges, Angela; Dobson, Richard; Velayudhan, Latha; Sealock, Julia; Davis, Lea K.; Pedersen, Nancy L.; Reynolds, Chandra A.; Karlsson, Ida K.; Magnusson, Sigurdur; Stefansson, Hreinn; Thordardottir, Steinunn; Jónsson, Pálmi V.; Snædal, Jon; Zettergren, Anna; Skoog, Ingmar; Kern, Silke; Waern, Margda; Zetterberg, Henrik; Blennow, Kaj; Stordal, Eystein; Hveem, Kristian; Zwart, John Anker Henrik; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Selnes, Per; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Sando, Sigrid Botne; Ulstein, Ingun; Djurovic, Srdjan; Fladby, Tormod; Aarsland, Dag; Selbæk, Geir; Ripke, Stephan; Stefánsson, Kári; Andreassen, Ole; Posthuma, Danielle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a prevalent age-related polygenic disease that accounts for 50–70% of dementia cases. Currently, only a fraction of the genetic variants underlying Alzheimer’s disease have been identified. ...