ANGI - Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative

Twin Res Hum Genet. 2020 Apr;23(2):135-136. doi: 10.1017/thg.2020.24.


Identification of genetic variants associated with eating disorders is underway. The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative, an initiative of the Klarman Family Foundation, has contributed to advancing the field, yielding a large-scale genome-wide association study published in Nature Genetics. Eight genetic variants significantly associated with anorexia nervosa were identified, along with patterns of genetic correlations that suggest both psychiatric and metabolic origins of this serious and life-threatening illness. This article details the role of Professor Nick Martin in contributing to this important collaboration.

Keywords: Anorexia nervosa; eating disorders; genetic variants.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Anorexia Nervosa / genetics*
  • Anorexia Nervosa / history
  • Body Mass Index
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / genetics*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / history
  • Female
  • Genetics, Behavioral / history*
  • Genome-Wide Association Study / history
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans

Personal name as subject

  • Nick Martin