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Bone, Osteoporosis
6. Jan 2016

Sequence variants in the PTCH1 gene associate with spine bone mineral density and osteoporotic fractures

Bone mineral density (BMD) is a measure of osteoporosis and is useful in evaluating the risk of fracture. In a genome-wide association study of BMD among 20,100 Icelanders, with follow-up in 10,091 subjects of European and East-Asian descent, we found a new BMD locus that harbours the PTCH1 gene, re…