Genetic Factors for Osteoporosis


This FP7 medium scale collaborative project funded for 5 years started early 2008. GEFOS, co-ordinated by Erasmus Medical Center, proposes to identify novel genes and pathways important in osteoporosis, through the integration and combined analysis of existing GWA scans and to confirm and validate these findings in the extended GENOMOS study group (n>100.000 subjects). The DTR will be supplying clinical, biochemical and genetic data for twins as well as performing genetic and epidemiological analyses.

DTR Role

To provide the twin GWAS as a discovery sample and meta-analysis as well as a wealth of intermediate phenotype bone data.


The European Union FP7 programme


2008 - 2012