[Preprint] Genetics of 38 blood and urine biomarkers in the UK Biobank

Preprint posted on bioRxiv, 2019

We characterized the genetics of 35 biomarkers in UK Biobank. We performed the association and fine-mapping analysis to prioritize the causal variants, constructed the polygenic risk score (PRS) models, and evaluated their medical relevance with causal inference and PRS-PheWAS. We demonstrate a new approach, called multi-PRS, to improve PRS by combining PRSs across traits.

Biomarkers Fuji plot

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Citation: N. Sinnott-Armstrong*, Y. Tanigawa*, D. Amar, N. J. Mars, M. Aguirre, G. R. Venkataraman, M. Wainberg, H. M. Ollila, J. P. Pirruccello, J. Qian, A. Shcherbina, FinnGen, F. Rodriguez, T. L. Assimes, V. Agarwala, R. Tibshirani, T. Hastie, S. Ripatti, J. K. Pritchard, M. J. Daly, M. A. Rivas, Genetics of 38 blood and urine biomarkers in the UK Biobank. bioRxiv, 660506 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1101/660506