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Beate St.Pourcain (nee Glaser) is a lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology within the School of Oral and Dental Sciences and affiliated with the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit. Her interests are the genetic underpinnings of neuro-developmental and developmental phenotypes. This includes autism and autistic traits, early language development and cleft lip and/or palate, where aetiological factors are likely to play a role very early during development. She is leading the genetic research of the Cleft Collective Cohort Studies, a large collection of patients with CL/P and their families, and is involved in the analysis of Next-Generation sequencing data as part of the UK10K Cohorts projects (lead analyst for head circumference).

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  • Genome-wide analyses of individual differences in quantitatively assessed reading- and language-related skills in up to 34,000 people

    Eising, E., Mirza-Schreiber, N., de Zeeuw, E. L., Wang, C. A., Truong, D. T., Allegrini, A. G., Shapland, C. Y., Zhu, G., Wigg, K. G., Gerritse, M. L., Molz, B., Alagöz, G., Gialluisi, A., Abbondanza, F., Rimfeld, K., van Donkelaar, M., Liao, Z., Jansen, P. R., Andlauer, T. F. M., Bates, T. C., & 75 othersBernard, M., Blokland, K., Bonte, M., Børglum, A. D., Bourgeron, T., Brandeis, D., Ceroni, F., Csépe, V., Dale, P. S., de Jong, P. F., DeFries, J. C., Démonet, J-F., Demontis, D., Feng, Y., Gordon, S. D., Guger, S. L., Hayiou-Thomas, M. E., Hernández-Cabrera, J. A., Hottenga, J-J., Hulme, C., Kere, J., Kerr, E. N., Koomar, T., Landerl, K., Leonard, G. T., Lovett, M. W., Lyytinen, H., Martin, N. G., Martinelli, A., Maurer, U., Michaelson, J. J., Moll, K., Monaco, A. P., Morgan, A. T., Nöthen, M. M., Pausova, Z., Pennell, C. E., Pennington, B. F., Price, K. M., Rajagopal, V. M., Ramus, F., Richer, L., Simpson, N. H., Smith, S. D., Snowling, M. J., Stein, J., Strug, L. J., Talcott, J. B., Tiemeier, H., van der Schroeff, M. P., Verhoef, E., Watkins, K. E., Wilkinson, M., Wright, M. J., Barr, C. L., Boomsma, D. I., Carreiras, M., Franken, M-C. J., Gruen, J. R., Luciano, M., Müller-Myhsok, B., Newbury, D. F., Olson, R. K., Paracchini, S., Paus, T., Plomin, R., Reilly, S., Schulte-Körne, G., Tomblin, J. B., van Bergen, E., Whitehouse, A. J. O., Willcutt, E. G., St Pourcain, B., Francks, C. & Fisher, S. E., 30 Aug 2022, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 119, 35, 12 p., e2202764119.

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  • Polygenic risk for mental disorder reveals distinct association profiles across social behaviour in the general population

    Schlag, F., St Pourcain, M. U. B., Allegrini, A. G., Buitelaar, J. K., Verhoef, E., van Donkelaar, M. M. J., Plomin, R., Rimfeld, K. & Fisher, S. E., 28 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Molecular Psychiatry. 27, 3, p. 1588-1598 11 p.

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  • Developmental trajectories of autistic social traits in the general population

    Pender, R., Fearon, P., St Pourcain, B., Heron, J. & Mandy, W., 22 Jun 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Psychological Medicine. p. 1-9 9 p.

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