Mendelian randomization in (epi)genetic epidemiology: an effective tool to be handled with care

Genome Biol. 2016 Jul 14;17(1):156. doi: 10.1186/s13059-016-1018-9.


A study examining blood lipid traits takes epigenomics approaches to the next level by using carefully performed Mendelian randomization to assess causality rather than simply reporting associations.See related research article:

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Epigenesis, Genetic / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Lipids / blood
  • Lipids / genetics*
  • Molecular Epidemiology*
  • Phenotype
  • Random Allocation


  • Lipids