Brent Richards

Vitamin D may not protect against COVID-19, as previously suggested

Published: 4 June 2021

While previous research early in the pandemic suggested that vitamin D cuts the risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study from McGill University finds there is no genetic evidence that the vitamin...

A new 'atlas' of genetic influences on osteoporosis

Published: 3 January 2019

A ground-breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with...

New genetics findings unravel key components of fracture risk in osteoporosis

Published: 30 August 2018

The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined factors – bone mineral density (BMD) and muscle strength – play a potentially...

Montreal Researchers Identify Rare Gene Variation Involved in Bone Disease

Published: 15 September 2015

A team of international researchers, led by Brent Richards of McGill University and the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, published their findings Monday of a rare gene variation...

UK10K genome project examines rare variants, disease

Published: 15 September 2015

The largest population genome sequencing effort to date is published today in Nature. Based on data collected by the UK10K project, the study was designed to explore the contribution of rare...

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