New Approaches for Gene Mapping in Osteoporosis [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Finding the genes that cause osteoporosis, to improve preventative and treatment options for this common and disabling disease

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Emma Duncan (Principal investigator)

Brief description Osteoporosis is the commonest metabolic bone disease worldwide, and costs Australia >1% of GDP. It is a strongly inherited disease. We recently completed a genome-wide association study in 2000 postmenopausal women with either very high or very low bone density, and identified many genes contributing to BMD. The current study aims to use next-generation sequencing to study these women in greater genetic depth, aiming to identify more clearly the exact genetic determinants of bone mass.

Funding Amount $AUD 893,592.49

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes New Investigator Grant

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