[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1032571]
Prof Emma Duncan
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
New Investigator Grant