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    Hands on Workshop Highlight: Interpreting the Influence of Genomics on Bone Mineral Density

    Date: July 27, 2016

    Hands on Workshop Highlight: Interpreting the Influence of Genomics on Bone Mineral Density

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    Bone mineral density is highly heritable with 60-90% of its variation predicted to be genetically determined. In the last five years considerable progress has been made in mapping genes that affect bone mineral density and fracture risk. This progress has been driven by Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) that have identified over 150 loci that contribute to this polygenic disease. In the genomic era how will this data inform diagnosis, risk prediction and pharmacogenomics? In this workshop we will demonstrate how these GWAS studies are conducted using real data.

    Download the Preliminary Program to see the Learning Objectives for this session and make sure to register online when you submit your registration for the Annual Meeting!