hrp0092fc12.6 | Growth and Syndromes (to include Turner Syndrome) | ESPE2019

An Integrated Systems Biology Analysis of the Genome, Epigenome and Transcriptome Identifies a Distinct Pattern of Hypermethylation Associated with Low Childhood Growth

Garner Terence , Sellers Robert , Guo Hui , Whatmore Andrew , Clayton Peter , Stevens Adam , Murray Philip

Background: Current data from genome wide association studies (GWAS) explains 24.6% of the variation in adult height from 3290 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)1. Data on the genetic control of growth velocity during childhood is more limited and no previous studies have linked childhood growth to changes in the transcriptome (gene expression) or epigenome (DNA methylation). Here we present a systems biology approach to understand mid-child...