Genomewide Association Study of Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorder in Australian Twin-Families (OZ-ALC GWAS)

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
phs000181 Twin

Study Description

The Australian twin-family study of alcohol use disorder (OZALC study) derives from telephone diagnostic interview studies of two general population volunteer cohorts of Australian twins (cohort 1, mostly born 1940-1964; cohort 2, born 1964-71) and the spouses of the former cohort - a total of over 11,000 families. Three coordinated studies, using a shared assessment protocol and with a shared goal of gene-discovery, were conducted - one funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the others by the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - by investigators associated with the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis, and investigators at Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia (led by Professor Nicholas Martin), using informative families identified from these cohorts. The first of these (NIDA Nicotine Addiction Genetics [NAG] project, PI Pamela Madden) identified index cases from the 3 cohorts with a history of heavy smoking (smoked 20 or more cigarettes daily, or 40 or more cigarettes on 1 or more occasions) ... (Show More)

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dbGaP phs000181

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