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Ayden Saffari, Matt J. Silver, Patrizia Zavattari, Loredana Moi, Amedeo Columbano, Emma L. Meaburn, Frank Dudbridge.  Estimation of a significance threshold for Epigenome-Wide Association Studies. Submitted to International Journal of Epidemiology.


Sarah J. Marzi, Emma L. Meaburn, Emma L. Dempster, Katie Lunnon, Jose L. Paya-Cano, Rebecca G. Smith, Manuela Volta, Claire Troakes, Leonard C. Schalkwyk, Jonathan Mill (2016). Tissue-specific patterns of allelically-skewed DNA methylation. Epigenetics


S L Spain, I Pedroso, N Kadeva, M B Miller, W G Iacono, M McGue, E Stergiakouli, G D Smith, M Putallaz, D Lubinski, E L Meaburn, R Plomin and M A Simpson (2014). A genome-wide analysis of putative functional and exonic variation associated with extremely high intelligence. Molecular Psychiatry

Michael S. C. Thomas, Yulia Kovas, Emma L. Meaburn, and Andrew Tolmie (2014) What Can the Study of Genetics Offer to Educators? Mind, Brain and Education. 9(2); 72-80

St Pourcain B1, Haworth CM, Davis OS, Wang K, Timpson NJ, Evans DM, Kemp JP, Ronald A, Price T, Meaburn E, Ring SM, Golding J, Hakonarson H, Plomin R, Davey Smith G. (2014) Heritability and genome-wide analyses of problematic peer relationships during childhood and adolescence. Human Genetics. 134(6):539-51

Beate St Pourcain, Rolieke Cents, Andrew Whitehouse, Claire Haworth, Oliver Davis, Paul O'Reilly, Susan Roulstone, Yvonne Wren, Qi Ang, Fleur Velders, David Evans, John Kemp, Nicole Warrington, Laura Miller, Nicholas Timpson, Susan Ring, Frank Verhulst, Albert Hofman, Fernando Rivadeneira, Emma Meaburn, Thomas Price, Philip Dale, Demetris Pillas, Anneli Yliherva, Alina Rodriguez, Jean Golding, Vincent Jaddoe, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Robert Plomin, Craig Pennell, Henning Tiemeier, and George Davey-Smith (2014) "Common variation near ROBO2 is associated with expressive vocabulary in infancy" Nature Communications. .

Broadbent, H., Farran, E.K., Chin, E., Metcalfe, K., Tassabehji, M., Turnpenny, P., Sansbury, F., Meaburn, E.L., Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2014) Genetic contributions to visuospatial cognition in Williams syndrome: Insights from two contrasting partial deletion patients. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 6(1).

Sieradzka, D., Power, R.A., Freeman, D., Cardno, A.G., McGuire, P., Plomin, R., Meaburn, E.L., Dudbridge, F., Ronald, A. (2014) Are genetic risk factors for psychosis also associated with dimension-specific psychotic experiences in adolescence? PLoS One. Apr9;9. 

Davis, O.S., Band, G., Pirinen, M., Haworth, C.M.A., Meaburn, E.L., Kovas, Y., Harlaar, N., Docherty, S., Hanscombe, K.B., Trzaskowski, M., Curtis, C.J.C., Strange, A., Freeman, C., Bellenguez, C., Su, Z., Pearson, R., Vukcevic, D., Langford, C., Deloukas, P., Hunt, S., Gray, E., Dronov, S., Potter, S.C., Tashakkori-Ghanbaria, A., Edkins, S., Bumpstead, S.J., Blackwell, J.M., Bramon, E., Brown, M.A., Casas, J.P., Corvin, A., Duncanson, A., Jankowski, J.A.Z., Markus, H.S., Mathew, C.G., Palmer, C.N.A., Rautanen, A., Sawcer, S.J., Trembath, R.C., Viswanathan, A.C., Wood, N.W., Barroso, I., Peltonen, L., Dale, P.S., Petrill, S.A., Schalkwyk, L.S., Craig, I.W., Lewis, C.M., Price, T.S., Donnelly, P., Plomin, R., Spencer, C.C.A. The correlation between reading and mathematics ability at age twelve has a substantial genetic component. Nature Communications. 


Harlaar. N*., Meaburn, E.L*., Hayiou-Thomas, M.E., ,Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, Davis, O.S.P.,  Docherty, S., Hanscombe, K.B., Haworth, C.M.A., Price, T.S., Trzaskowski, M., Dale, P.S., & Plomin, R (2013) Genome-wide association study of receptive language ability of 12-year-olds. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. 1-10.

Trzaskowski, M., Eley T.C., Davis O.S., Doherty S.J., Hanscombe K.B., Meaburn E.L., Haworth C.M., Price T, Plomin R. (2013) First genome-wide association study on anxiety-related behaviours in childhood. PLoS One. 8(4).

Viding, E., Price, T.S., Jaffee, S.R., Trzaskowski, M., Davis, O.S.P., Meaburn, E.L., Haworth, C.M.A., Plomin, R (2013). Genetics of callous-unemotional behavior in children. PLoS One. 8(7).

Wong, C.C.Y., Meaburn, E.L Ronald, A., Price, T.S., Jeffries, A.R., Schalkwyk, L.C.,  Plomin, R., Mill, J. (2013) Methylomic Analysis of Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Related Behavioural Traits. Molecular Psychiatry. Apr 23.

Plomin, R.,  Haworth, C.M.A, Meaburn, E.L., Price, T.S., Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, Davis, S.P., (2013) Common DNA markers can account for more than half of the genetic influence on cognitive abilities. Psychological Sciences. Apr 24(4).

Benyamin, B., Pourcain, B. St., Davis, O.S.P., Davies, G., Hansell, N.K., Brion, M.JA., Kirkpatrick, R.M., Cents, R.A.M., Franic, S., Miller, M.B., Haworth, C.M.A., Meaburn, E.L., Price, T.S., Evans, D.M., Timpson, N., Kemp, J., Ring, S., McArdle, W., Medland, S.E., Yang, Y., Harris, S.E., Liewald, D.C., Scheet, P., Xiao, X., Hudziak, J.J., de Geus, E.J.C., Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2 (WTCCC2), Jaddoe, V.W.V., Starr, J.M., Verhulst, F.C., Pennell, C., Tiemeier, H., Iacono, W.G., Palmer, L.J., Montgomery, G.W., Martin, N.G., Boomsma, D.I., Posthuma, D., McGue, M., Wright. M.J., Davey Smith, G., Deary, I.J., Plomin, R., and Visscher, P.M (2013) Childhood intelligence is heritable, highly polygenic and associated with FNBP1L. Molecular Psychiatry, 1–6.


Meaburn E.L, Schultz, R (2011) Next generation sequencing in epigenetics: Insights and challenges. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology. Seminars in Cell Biology. 23(2).


Meaburn E.L, Schalkwyk L.C. & Mill J (2010). Allele-specific methylation in the human genome: Implications for genetic studies of complex disease. Epigenetics. 5(7).


Schalkwyk L.C*,  Meaburn E.L*, Smith R, Dempster E, Plomin R. & Mill J (2010). Allelic skewing of DNA methylation is widespread across the genome. American Journal of Human Genetics.  86(2).

Davies M, Meaburn E.L. & Schalkwyk L.C (2010). Gene Set Enrichment: a problem of pathways. Briefings in Functional Genomics. 9(5)

Schosser A, Pirlo K, Gaysina D, Cohen-Woods S, Schalkwyk L.C., Elkin A, Korszun A, Gunasinghe C, Gray J, Jones L, Meaburn E, Farmer A.E., Craig I.W., McGuffin P (2010). Utility of the pooling approach as applied to whole genome association scans with high-density Affymetrix microarrays. BMC Research Notes. 1(3).

Davis O, Butcher L.M.,  Meaburn E.L., Docherty S.J., Curtis C.J.C., Simpson M.A., Craig I.W., Schalkwyk L.C. & Plomin R (2010). A three-stage genome-wide association study of general cognitive ability: Hunting the small effects. Behaviour Genetics. 40(6)

Viding E., Hanscombe K., Curtis C.J.C., Davis O.,  Meaburn E.L. & Plomin R (2010). In search of genes associated with risk for psychopathic tendencies in children: A two-stage genome-wide association study of pooled DNA.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 51(7).


Docherty, S.J, Davis, O., Kovas, Y, Meaburn, E.L, Dale, P.S, Petrill, S.A, Schalkwyk, L.C. & Plomin, R (2009). A genome-wide association study identifies multiple loci associated with mathematics ability and disability. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 9(2).

Meaburn E.L., Fernandes C, Craig I.W., Plomin R. & Schalkwyk L.C (2009). Assessing Individual Differences in Genome-Wide Gene Expression in Human Whole Blood: Reliability Over Four Hours and Stability Over 10 Months. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 12(4)


Meaburn E.L., Harlaar N., Craig I.W., Schalkwyk L.C., Plomin R. (2008) Quantitative trait locus association scan of early reading disability and ability using pooled DNA and 100K SNP microarrays in a sample of 5760 children. Molecular Psychiatry. 13(7).

Haworth C.M.A., Carnell S., Meaburn E.L., Davis O.S.P., Plomin R., Wardle J. (2008) Increasing Heritability of BMI and Stronger Associations with the FTO Gene Over Childhood. Obesity 16(12).


Haworth, C.M.A., Meaburn E.L., Harlaar N., Plomin R. (2007) Reading and Generalist Genes. 2007. Mind, Brain and Education. 1(4).


Meaburn, E., Butcher, L.M., Schalkwyk, L.C., Plomin, R. (2006). Genotyping pooled DNA using 100K SNP microarrays: a step towards genomewide association scans. Nucleic Acids Research 34(4).


Butcher, L.M., Meaburn, E., Knight, J., Sham P.C., Schalkwyk L.C., Craig I.W., Plomin R. (2005) SNPs, microarrays and pooled DNA: identification of four loci associated with mild mental impairment in a sample of 6000 children. Human Molecular Genetics 14(10).

Butcher L.M., Meaburn E., Dale P.S., Sham P., Schalkwyk L.C., Craig I.W., Plomin R. (2005) Association analysis of mild mental impairment using DNA pooling to screen 432 brain-expressed single-nucleotide polymorphisms. Molecular Psychiatry. 10(4).

*Meaburn E.L., *Butcher L.M., Liu L., Fernandes C., Hansen V., Al-Chalabi A., Plomin R., Craig I.W., Schalkwyk L,C. (2005) Genotyping DNA pools on microarrays: Tackling the QTL problem of large samples and large numbers of SNPs. BMC Genomics 6(1)

Simpson C.L., Knight J., Butcher L.M., Hansen V.K., Meaburn E.L., Schalkwyk L.C., Craig I.W., Powell J.F., Sham P.C., Al-Chalabi A. (2005) A central resource for accurate allele frequency estimation from pooled DNA genotyped on DNA microarrays.  Nucleic Acids Research. 33(3)

Harlaar N, Butcher L.M., Meaburn E., Sham P., Craig I.W., Plomin R. (2005) A behavioural genomic analysis of DNA markers associated with general cognitive ability in 7-year-olds. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 46(10)

Craig I., Meaburn E., Butcher L.M., Hill L., Plomin R. (2005) Single-nucleotide polymorphism genotyping in DNA pools. Methods in Molecular Biology. Volume: 311.  Pages: 147-164.


*Butcher, L.M., *Meaburn, E., Liu, L., Fernandes C., Hill L., Al-Chalabi A., Plomin R., Schalkwyk L.C., Craig I.W. (2004) Genotyping pooled DNA on microarrays: A systematic genome screen of thousands of SNPs in large samples to detect QTLs for complex traits. Behavior Genetics. 34(5)

Meaburn E.L., Dale P.S., Craig I.W., Plomin R. Language-impaired children: No sign of the FOXP2 mutation. (2002) Neuroreport. 13(8)