The Early Growth Genetics (EGG) and EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortia : design, results and future prospects

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Early Genetics Lifecourse , EGG Consortium , EGG Membership , EAGLE Membership , Middeldorp , C M , Mahajan , A , Auvinen , J , Eriksson , J G , Groop , L , Kaprio , J , Lahti , J , Palviainen , T , Strandberg , T , Vuoksimaa , E & Widen , E E 2019 , ' The Early Growth Genetics (EGG) and EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortia : design, results and future prospects ' , European Journal of Epidemiology , vol. 34 , no. 3 , pp. 279-300 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-019-00502-9

Title: The Early Growth Genetics (EGG) and EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortia : design, results and future prospects
Author: Early Genetics Lifecourse; EGG Consortium; EGG Membership; EAGLE Membership; Middeldorp, Christel M.; Mahajan, Anubha; Auvinen, Juha; Eriksson, Johan G.; Groop, Leif; Kaprio, Jaakko; Lahti, Jari; Palviainen, Teemu; Strandberg, Timo; Vuoksimaa, Eero; Widen, Elisabeth E.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Johan Eriksson / Principal Investigator
University of Helsinki, Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics
University of Helsinki, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
University of Helsinki, Doctoral Programme in Psychology, Learning and Communication
University of Helsinki, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
University of Helsinki, Timo Strandberg / Principal Investigator
University of Helsinki, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
University of Helsinki, Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics
Date: 2019-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 22
Belongs to series: European Journal of Epidemiology
ISSN: 0393-2990
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/301631
Abstract: The impact of many unfavorable childhood traits or diseases, such as low birth weight and mental disorders, is not limited to childhood and adolescence, as they are also associated with poor outcomes in adulthood, such as cardiovascular disease. Insight into the genetic etiology of childhood and adolescent traits and disorders may therefore provide new perspectives, not only on how to improve wellbeing during childhood, but also how to prevent later adverse outcomes. To achieve the sample sizes required for genetic research, the Early Growth Genetics (EGG) and EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortia were established. The majority of the participating cohorts are longitudinal population-based samples, but other cohorts with data on early childhood phenotypes are also involved. Cohorts often have a broad focus and collect(ed) data on various somatic and psychiatric traits as well as environmental factors. Genetic variants have been successfully identified for multiple traits, for example, birth weight, atopic dermatitis, childhood BMI, allergic sensitization, and pubertal growth. Furthermore, the results have shown that genetic factors also partly underlie the association with adult traits. As sample sizes are still increasing, it is expected that future analyses will identify additional variants. This, in combination with the development of innovative statistical methods, will provide detailed insight on the mechanisms underlying the transition from childhood to adult disorders. Both consortia welcome new collaborations. Policies and contact details are available from the corresponding authors of this manuscript and/or the consortium websites.
Subject: Genetics
Consortium
Childhood traits and disorders
Longitudinal
GENOME-WIDE ASSOCIATION
LD SCORE REGRESSION
LONGITUDINAL TWIN
CHILDHOOD OBESITY
COMMON VARIANTS
BLOOD-PRESSURE
BIRTH-WEIGHT
BODY-MASS
LOCI
METAANALYSIS
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
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