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Genetic Determinants Of Osteoporotic Fractures: The Manitoba-McGill Collaborative Study

Thank you for participating in our study!

We greatly appreciate your participation in our search for the genes responsible for osteoporotic fractures.

We have reached several milestones since collecting DNA from all participants and the work is on-going. Please take a look at our latest news letter below for an update on our findings: Fall 2011 Newsletter (pdf).

News: Study published in Nature Genetics

The results from the study have been published in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics. Using a genome-wide meta analysis, we identified 56 bone mineral density loci and revealed 14 loci associated with risk of fracture.  These results provide key insights into the mechanisms of the disease, which will help to develop more effective treatments.  View the article  by clicking here (pdf)

Contact us

If you would like detailed information about this study, please contact Linda Ward at the University of Manitoba study office by dialing (204)-235-3514.

Come back to our webpage in the future to check on the status of our project.