ANGI - Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative

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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.

AuthorCynthia Bulik, Martin Kennedy, Tracey Wade
JournalTwin Res Hum Genet
VolumeJun 2;1-2

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