Journal article

Digital Quantification of Human Eye Color Highlights Genetic Association of Three New Loci

Fan Liu, Andreas Wollstein, Pirro G Hysi, Georgina A Ankra-Badu, Timothy D Spector, Daniel Park, Gu Zhu, Mats Larsson, David L Duffy, Grant W Montgomery, David A Mackey, Susan Walsh, Oscar Lao, Albert Hofman, Fernando Rivadeneira, Johannes R Vingerling, Andre G Uitterlinden, Nicholas G Martin, Christopher J Hammond, Manfred Kayser

PLoS Genetics | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2010

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Awarded by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)


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Awarded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)


Awarded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute


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Awarded by National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute


Funding Acknowledgements

The Rotterdam Study authors acknowledge funding from the Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI) and Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (nr. 050-060-810) within the framework of the Forensic Genomics Consortium Netherlands (FGCN), the Netherlands Forensic Institute and the Research Institute for Diseases in the Elderly (RIDE) (nr. 014-93-015). The generation and management of GWAS genotype data for the Rotterdam Study (RS-I, RS-II) was supported by a NWO investments grant (nr. 175.010.2005.011, 911-03-012). The Rotterdam Study is funded by the Erasmus University Medical Center, Erasmus University Rotterdam; the Netherlands Organization for the Health Research and Development (ZonMw); the RIDE; the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science; the Ministry for Health, Welfare, and Sports of the Netherlands; the European Commission (DG XII); and the Municipality of Rotterdam. The ophthalmic part of the Rotterdam Study was supported by Lijf en Leven, Krimpen, and Lek; MD Fonds, Utrecht. Oogfonds Nederland, Utrecht; Stichting Nederlands Oogheelkundig Onderzoek, Nijmegen, Rotterdam; Swart van Essen, Rotterdam; NWO; Bevordering van Volkskracht, Rotterdam; Blindenhulp, The Hague; Rotterdamse Vereniging Blindenbelangen, Rotterdam; OOG, The Hague; Algemene Nederlandse Vereniging ter Voorkoming van Blindheid, Doorn; Blinden-Penning, Amsterdam; Blindenhulp, Gravenzande; Henkes Stichting, Rotterdam; Topcon Europe BV, Capelle aan de IJssel; Medical Workshop BV, Groningen (all in the Netherlands); as well as Heidelberg Engineering, Dossenheim, Germany. The TwinsUK authors acknowledge funding from the Wellcome Trust, the EU MyEuropia Marie Curie Research Training Network, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 2007-2013)/grant agreement HEALTH-F2-2008-201865-GEFOS and (FP7 2007-2013), ENGAGE project grant agreement HEALTH-F4-2007-201413, and the FP-5 GenomEUtwin Project (QLG2-CT-2002-01254). The study also receives support from the Department of Health via the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre award to Guys St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Kings College London. TDS is an NIHR senior Investigator and CJH an NIHR Senior Research Fellow. The project also received support from a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) project grant (G20234). The authors acknowledge the funding and support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute grant 1RO1EY018246, and the NIH Center for Inherited Diseases Research (CIDR) (PI: Terri Young). The BTNS authors acknowledge funding from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, grants 241944, 339462, 389927, 389875, 389891, 389892, 389938, 443036, 442915, 442981, 496739, 552485, 552498), Australian Research Council (A7960034, A79906588, A79801419, DP0212016, DP0343921); National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute (CA88363). DLD and GWM were supported by the NHMRC Fellowships scheme. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.