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Research Article

An Assessment of the Individual and Collective Effects of Variants on Height Using Twins and a Developmentally Informative Study Design

  • Scott I. Vrieze mail,

    vrie0006@umn.edu

    Affiliations: Psychology Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Matt McGue,

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Michael B. Miller,

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Lisa N. Legrand,

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Nicholas J. Schork,

    Affiliation: The Scripps Translational Science Institute and the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • William G. Iacono

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Published: December 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002413

About the Authors

Scott I. Vrieze, Matt McGue, Michael B. Miller, Lisa N. Legrand, William G. Iacono
Psychology Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Scott I. Vrieze
Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Nicholas J. Schork
The Scripps Translational Science Institute and the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: vrie0006@umn.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SIV MM MBM NJS WGI. Performed the experiments: SIV MM MBM. Analyzed the data: SIV MM MBM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SIV MM MBM LNL WGI. Wrote the paper: SIV MM MBM NJS WGI.