Mapping Genes for Mammographic Density
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We recruited 1,521 women from the Old Order Amish (OOA) population of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with the primary goal of identifying genetic factors that influence mammographic density. All women were between the ages of 40 and 88 years, with a mean of 54 years. Additional study design details, including eligibility criteria, are described elsewhere (Douglas et al., 2008).
The present-day OOA of Lancaster County are the descendants of approximately 550 individuals from central Western Europe who immigrated to the U.S. in the early eighteenth century. All living individuals derive from a single, 14-generation pedigree (Lee et al., 2010). Although the OOA are a genetically closed founder population, allele frequencies and LD profiles are remarkably similar between the OOA and U.S. participants in the International HapMap project (HapMap CEU) for common SNPs (MAF>/=5%) (Van Hout et al., (Show More)