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James F. Wilson

Researcher at University of Edinburgh

Publications -  772
Citations -  116109

James F. Wilson is an academic researcher from University of Edinburgh. The author has contributed to research in topics: Genome-wide association study & Population. The author has an hindex of 146, co-authored 677 publications receiving 101883 citations. Previous affiliations of James F. Wilson include Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics & Barts Health NHS Trust.

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Biological, clinical and population relevance of 95 loci for blood lipids

Tanya M. Teslovich, +218 more
- 05 Aug 2010 - 
TL;DR: The results identify several novel loci associated with plasma lipids that are also associated with CAD and provide the foundation to develop a broader biological understanding of lipoprotein metabolism and to identify new therapeutic opportunities for the prevention of CAD.

Bureaucracy : What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It

TL;DR: In this article, the authors discuss the relationship between the public interest and the government, focusing on the role of the public in the creation of laws, regulations, and markets in government.

Genetic studies of body mass index yield new insights for obesity biology

Adam E. Locke, +481 more
TL;DR: This paper conducted a genome-wide association study and meta-analysis of body mass index (BMI), a measure commonly used to define obesity and assess adiposity, in up to 339,224 individuals.
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Association analyses of 249,796 individuals reveal 18 new loci associated with body mass index

Elizabeth K. Speliotes, +413 more
- 01 Nov 2010 - 
TL;DR: Genetic loci associated with body mass index map near key hypothalamic regulators of energy balance, and one of these loci is near GIPR, an incretin receptor, which may provide new insights into human body weight regulation.
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Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels

Cristen J. Willer, +319 more
- 06 Oct 2013 - 
TL;DR: It is found that loci associated with blood lipid levels are often associated with cardiovascular and metabolic traits, including coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, blood pressure, waist-hip ratio and body mass index.