In early online publication at Genome Research, a group of researchers led by McGill’s Tomi Pastinen and Elin Grundberg carried out a cell-type specific eQTL study of primary human osteoblasts, or bone cells, and combined it with publicly available GWAS data for bone mineral density. They were able to study the top 2,000 BMD-associated SNPs to determine their cis-regulatory effects.

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