NEWS 2017

 

   HuGeF has now genotyped 100,000 samples on Ilumina GSA array

 

    Cause for celebration!

 

 

 

 

July 2017

 

Start of novel project examining the role of Matrix Gla protein in osteoarthritis

In a novel project funded by the Dutch arthritis foundation (Cindy Boer, PI Joyce van

 Meurs), we will examine the role of Matrix Gla Protein in osteoarthritis. We hypothesise

   that decreased function of MGP, either by a genetic defect, or impaired VitK function,

  results in a higher risk for (progression of) osteoarthritis, by stimulation of calcification

  and/or bone formation. We here propose to examine this in established human in vitro

 models as well as in vivo. These results will have clinical implications given the

  potential for vitamin K to be a simple and inexpensive therapy for osteoarthritis.

 

 

July 2017

 

   HuGeF has now genotyped 50,000 samples on Ilumina GSA array

 

 

 

 

 

March 2017

 

   Paper in Nature with with significant contributions from our lab!

   New genetic variants that contribute to making you tall or short.

 

 

Febr 2017