Dorret Boomsma

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Interplay between heritability of smoking and environmental conditions? A comparison of two birth cohorts
    Jacqueline M Vink
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:316. 2011
  2. pmc Birth weight in a large series of triplets
    Diane J Lamb
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, The Netherlands
    BMC Pediatr 11:24. 2011
  3. pmc Long term costs and effects of reducing the number of twin pregnancies in IVF by single embryo transfer: the TwinSing study
    Mirjam M J van Heesch
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Technology Assessment, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Pediatr 10:75. 2010
  4. pmc Heritability of Stroop and flanker performance in 12-year old children
    John F Stins
    Department of Biological Psychology, Free University of Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Neurosci 5:49. 2004
  5. pmc Exploring the functional role of the CHRM2 gene in human cognition: results from a dense genotyping and brain expression study
    Florencia M Gosso
    Dept of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Genet 8:66. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic linkage and association analysis for loneliness in Dutch twin and sibling pairs points to a region on chromosome 12q23-24
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 36:137-46. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Classical twin studies and beyond
    Dorret Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nat Rev Genet 3:872-82. 2002
  8. doi request reprint Sleep during a regular week night: a twin-sibling study
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 11:538-45. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal genetic analysis for loneliness in Dutch twins
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:267-73. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental contributions to the Child Behavior Checklist Obsessive-Compulsive Scale: a cross-cultural twin study
    James J Hudziak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:608-16. 2004

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Publications104 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Interplay between heritability of smoking and environmental conditions? A comparison of two birth cohorts
    Jacqueline M Vink
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:316. 2011
    ..We explore whether the current change in environmental conditions has influenced the genetic architecture of smoking. This would constitute evidence for Gene × Environment (G×E) interaction...
  2. pmc Birth weight in a large series of triplets
    Diane J Lamb
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, The Netherlands
    BMC Pediatr 11:24. 2011
    ..The objective of this study is to examine factors associated with birth weight in a large, population-based sample of triplets registered with the Netherlands Twin Register (NTR)...
  3. pmc Long term costs and effects of reducing the number of twin pregnancies in IVF by single embryo transfer: the TwinSing study
    Mirjam M J van Heesch
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Technology Assessment, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Pediatr 10:75. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Heritability of Stroop and flanker performance in 12-year old children
    John F Stins
    Department of Biological Psychology, Free University of Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Neurosci 5:49. 2004
    ..Using structural equation modelling we assessed the heritability of several performance indices derived from those tasks...
  5. pmc Exploring the functional role of the CHRM2 gene in human cognition: results from a dense genotyping and brain expression study
    Florencia M Gosso
    Dept of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Genet 8:66. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is the identification of functional (non)coding variants underlying cognitive phenotypic variation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic linkage and association analysis for loneliness in Dutch twin and sibling pairs points to a region on chromosome 12q23-24
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 36:137-46. 2006
    ..043). We review evidence for linkage in this region for psychiatric disorders and discuss our findings within this context...
  7. ncbi request reprint Classical twin studies and beyond
    Dorret Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nat Rev Genet 3:872-82. 2002
    ..Because of their design, these registers offer unique opportunities for selected sampling for quantitative trait loci linkage and association studies...
  8. doi request reprint Sleep during a regular week night: a twin-sibling study
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 11:538-45. 2008
    ..In contrast, for males, variance in the evening bedtime is so affected by environmental circumstances, that the genetic contribution to the variance becomes negligible...
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal genetic analysis for loneliness in Dutch twins
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:267-73. 2007
    ..Heritability for individual differences in the intercept was estimated at 77%. For the item 'Nobody loves me' no significant trend over age was seen; the heritability of the intercept was estimated at 70%...
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental contributions to the Child Behavior Checklist Obsessive-Compulsive Scale: a cross-cultural twin study
    James J Hudziak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:608-16. 2004
    ..Twin studies of obsessive-compulsive disorder have indicated a significant genetic component to its expression...
  11. pmc Environmental factors in obsessive-compulsive behavior: evidence from discordant and concordant monozygotic twins
    Danielle C Cath
    VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 38:108-20. 2008
    ..Whether these factors operate in addition to or in interaction with genetic disposition is to be elucidated in future studies...
  12. doi request reprint Genetic architecture of verbal abilities in children and adolescents
    Rosa A Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dev Sci 12:1041-53. 2009
    ..In addition to a shared set of genes that influenced all phenotypes, there were also genetic influences specific to the different verbal phenotypes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Genetic study of the height and weight process during infancy
    Paula van Dommelen
    Department of Mathematics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res 7:607-16. 2004
    ..Female jerk and snap, and also female height at birth and height at 2 years of age, are mostly under control of the same additive genetic factor...
  14. ncbi request reprint Combined linkage and association analyses of the 124-bp allele of marker D2S2944 with anxiety, depression, neuroticism and major depression
    A Leo Beem
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 36:127-36. 2006
    ..However, the association occurred in the absence of evidence for linkage in this region on chromosome 2...
  15. ncbi request reprint Low birth weight is associated with increased sympathetic activity: dependence on genetic factors
    Richard G Ijzerman
    Department of Internal Medicine and Institute for Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 108:566-71. 2003
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on the stability of withdrawn behavior in children: a longitudinal, multi-informant twin study
    Rosa A Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 38:447-61. 2008
    ..Non-shared environmental effects accounted for the remaining covariance over time...
  17. doi request reprint The genetic and environmental structure of verbal and visuospatial memory in young adults and children
    Marieke van Leeuwen
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, and Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychology 23:792-802. 2009
    ..At the environmental level, in both age cohorts, environmental factors create differences between these domains...
  18. doi request reprint Heritability of testis size
    G Frederiek Estourgie-van Burk
    Department of Pediatrics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 12:351-5. 2009
    ..The finding of larger mean testis volume in dizygotic twins may be of interest for future research into the mechanisms underlying dizygotic twinning...
  19. doi request reprint Amygdala responses to emotional faces in twins discordant or concordant for the risk for anxiety and depression
    Saskia P A Wolfensberger
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 41:544-52. 2008
    ..To account for these discrepant findings, we hypothesize that genetic and environmental risk factors differently impact on amygdala functioning...
  20. doi request reprint An fMRI study in monozygotic twins discordant for obsessive-compulsive symptoms
    Anouk den Braber
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychol 79:91-102. 2008
    ..A difference between genetical and environmental etiologies may relate to the amount of reduced striatal responsiveness...
  21. doi request reprint Body composition, smoking, and spontaneous dizygotic twinning
    Chantal Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 93:885-93. 2010
    ..To examine differences in body composition and smoking between mothers of spontaneous monozygotic and dizygotic twins, while taking into account maternal age, gravidity, and educational attainment...
  22. pmc Familial twinning and fertility in Dutch mothers of twins
    Chantal Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med Genet A 146:3147-56. 2008
    ..Twinning is not more familial in women who have their twins at a younger age...
  23. doi request reprint A Functional polymorphism under positive evolutionary selection in ADRB2 is associated with human intelligence with opposite effects in the young and the elderly
    Zoltan Bochdanovits
    Department of Clinical Genetics, Section of Medical Genomics, VU Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 39:15-23. 2009
    ..This result illustrates the relevance of comparative genomics to detect genes that are involved in human behavior...
  24. ncbi request reprint The association between low birth weight and high levels of cholesterol is not due to an increased cholesterol synthesis or absorption: analysis in twins
    Richard G Ijzerman
    Department of Internal Medicine and Institute for Cardiovascular Research, Vrije Universiteit, BU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Res 52:868-72. 2002
    ..As an alternative hypothesis, we suggest that a decrease in cholesterol clearance may play an important role...
  25. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental covariation between autistic traits and behavioral problems
    Rosa A Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:853-60. 2007
    ..These results indicate that autistic traits have specific characteristics that are substantially genetically independent from other common but related behavioral domains such as social problems and withdrawn behavior...
  26. ncbi request reprint Attention problems and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in discordant and concordant monozygotic twins: evidence of environmental mediators
    Hanne Lehn
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:83-91. 2007
    ..To study familial and nonfamilial environmental influences on attention problems and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in monozygotic twins discordant and concordant-high and low for these traits...
  27. doi request reprint Assessment of borderline personality features in population samples: is the Personality Assessment Inventory-Borderline Features scale measurement invariant across sex and age?
    Marleen H M de Moor
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Assess 21:125-30. 2009
    ..PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)...
  28. doi request reprint A twin study of cognitive costs of low birth weight and catch-up growth
    G Frederiek Estourgie-van Burk
    Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr 154:29-32. 2009
    ..To investigate whether there is an association between catch-up growth and cognitive performance in humans...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sustained attention and executive functioning performance in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    John F Stins
    Department of Biological Psychology, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Neuropsychol 11:285-94. 2005
    ..The overall pattern of results suggests that measures related to accuracy are more informative than measures related to speed of responding in refining the cognitive phenotype of ADHD...
  30. pmc Factor structure, reliability and criterion validity of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ): a study in Dutch population and patient groups
    Rosa A Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1555-66. 2008
    ..Men scored higher than women and science students higher than non-science students. The Dutch translation of the AQ is a reliable instrument to assess autism spectrum conditions...
  31. ncbi request reprint Heritability of obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions
    Daniel S van Grootheest
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 147:473-8. 2008
    ..Use of the Contamination dimension could therefore provide a powerful approach for the detection of genetic susceptibility loci that contribute to OCS...
  32. ncbi request reprint Genetic analyses of teacher ratings of problem behavior in 5-year-old twins
    Tinca J C Polderman
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:122-30. 2006
    ..Heritability was 63% for Attention problems, around 45% for Withdrawn, Social Problems, Aggressive Behavior and Rule Breaking Behavior, and around 30% for Anxious/Depressed, Thought Problems and Somatic Complaints...
  33. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a combined association-linkage model for quantitative traits in linear mixed model procedures of statistical packages
    A Leo Beem
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:325-33. 2006
    ..We also briefly mention a few extensions of the model that become naturally available once the model is implemented in such procedures...
  34. ncbi request reprint Detecting genotype-environment interaction in monozygotic twin data: comparing the Jinks and Fulker test and a new test based on Marginal Maximum Likelihood estimation
    Sophie van der Sluis
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:377-92. 2006
    ..However, after a normalizing transformation, the Jinks and Fulker test performed slightly better. Some possible future extensions of the MML-based test are briefly discussed...
  35. ncbi request reprint Dizygotic twinning
    Chantal Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod Update 14:37-47. 2008
    ..Mutations in one of these genes (growth differentiation factor 9) are significantly more frequent in mothers of DZ twins. However, the mutations are rare and only account for a small part of the genetic contribution for twinning...
  36. doi request reprint Strong resemblance in the amplitude of oscillatory brain activity in monozygotic twins is not caused by "trivial" similarities in the composition of the skull
    Dennis van 't Ent
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:2142-5. 2009
    ..79 < r < 0.88) of eyes-closed resting-state magnetoencephalogram power, which is insensitive to intervening tissues. These results confirm that brain activity itself is highly heritable...
  37. ncbi request reprint Intrapair differences in hippocampal volume in monozygotic twins discordant for the risk for anxiety and depression
    Eco J C de Geus
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 61:1062-71. 2007
    ..Current biological psychiatric models assume that genetic and environmental risk factors for anxiety and depression act on the same brain structures...
  38. pmc Suggestive linkage on chromosome 2, 8, and 17 for lifetime major depression
    Christel M Middeldorp
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:352-8. 2009
    ..Further replication is needed to establish the relevance of our linkage finding on chromosome 2...
  39. ncbi request reprint Netherlands Twin Register: from twins to twin families
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:849-57. 2006
    ..In this paper we give an update on the YNTR and ANTR phenotyping and on the ongoing ANTR biobank studies...
  40. ncbi request reprint Genome-wide scan for blood pressure in Australian and Dutch subjects suggests linkage at 5P, 14Q, and 17P
    Jouke Jan Hottenga
    Department of Biological Psychology and the Center for Neurogenomics and Clinical Research, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hypertension 49:832-8. 2007
    ..21 for systolic blood pressure was observed on chromosome 13q34. These results replicate earlier findings and add to a slowly emerging picture of multiple loci contributing to quantitative blood pressure variation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on obsessive-compulsive symptoms in adults: a population-based twin-family study
    Daniel S van Grootheest
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 37:1635-44. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the extent to which there are qualitative and quantitative differences in genetic architecture between men and women with OC symptoms has not been elucidated...
  42. ncbi request reprint Heritability of autistic traits in the general population
    Rosa A Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:372-7. 2007
    ..To explore genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in autistic traits in early adulthood and to test if there is assortative mating (nonrandom partner choice) for autistic traits in the general population...
  43. doi request reprint Chromosome 9: linkage for borderline personality disorder features
    Marijn A Distel
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatr Genet 18:302-7. 2008
    ..To date, no genome-wide linkage study has been conducted to identify the genomic region(s) containing the quantitative trait loci that influence the manifestation of BPD features...
  44. ncbi request reprint Genetic correlation of exercise with heart rate and respiratory sinus arrhythmia
    Eco J C de Geus
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1287-95. 2003
    ..A twin design was used to test whether the association between exercise behavior and heart rate and the association between exercise behavior and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) derive from a common genetic factor...
  45. ncbi request reprint Heritability of smoking initiation and nicotine dependence
    Jacqueline M Vink
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 35:397-406. 2005
    ..The substantial impact of genetic factors on nicotine dependence emphasizes the need for further research to localize and identify specific genes and pathways involved in nicotine dependence...
  46. ncbi request reprint Sports participation during adolescence: a shift from environmental to genetic factors
    Janine H Stubbe
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:563-70. 2005
    ..A twin design was used to assess the relative contribution of genetic and environmental influences on the variation in sports participation of Dutch male and female twins between the ages of 13 and 20 yr...
  47. ncbi request reprint Effects of censoring on parameter estimates and power in genetic modeling
    Eske M Derks
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res 7:659-69. 2004
    ..The analysis of L-shaped distributed data with normal theory ML results in biased parameter estimates. Unbiased parameter estimates are obtained with categorical data analysis, but the power decreases...
  48. doi request reprint The Netherlands Twin Register biobank: a resource for genetic epidemiological studies
    Gonneke Willemsen
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:231-45. 2010
    ..It offers opportunities for DNA-based and gene expression studies as well as for future metabolomic and proteomic projects...
  49. ncbi request reprint Response interference and working memory in 12-year-old children
    John F Stins
    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Neuropsychol 11:191-201. 2005
    ..These results may help clarify the nature of ADHD, which is characterized by problems with response interference...
  50. doi request reprint Childhood and adolescent anxiety and depression: beyond heritability
    Sanja Franić
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Department of Biological Psychology, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 49:820-9. 2010
    ..To review the methodology of behavior genetics studies addressing research questions that go beyond simple heritability estimation and illustrate these using representative research on childhood and adolescent anxiety and depression...
  51. doi request reprint Heritability of head size in Dutch and Australian twin families at ages 0-50 years
    Dirk J A Smit
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:370-80. 2010
    ..78 > R(G) > .98). These results indicate that head circumference is a highly heritable biometric trait and a valid target for future GWA studies...
  52. doi request reprint Exercise participation in adolescents and their parents: evidence for genetic and generation specific environmental effects
    Marleen H M de Moor
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 41:211-22. 2011
    ..Future studies on adolescent exercise behavior should focus on identification of the generation specific environmental factors...
  53. doi request reprint ADHD in Dutch adults: heritability and linkage study
    Viatcheslav Saviouk
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 156:352-62. 2011
    ..2 for hyperactivity was also found. Heritability of inattention, hyperactivity and total ADHD symptoms is lower in adults than in children. Chromosomes 18q and 2p are likely to harbor genes that influence several aspects of adult ADHD...
  54. ncbi request reprint A study of parent ratings of internalizing and externalizing problem behavior in 12-year-old twins
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Room 1F 66, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:1351-9. 2003
    ..This study investigates two models that have been used to explain the agreement and disagreement between mothers and fathers in the ratings of their children...
  55. ncbi request reprint Heritability of selective attention and working memory in preschoolers
    J F Stins
    Department of Biological Psychology, Free University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 35:407-16. 2005
    ..The results showed clear familial resemblances on performance. It proved difficult to ascribe these effects to shared genes or to shared environment. An exception was memory search rate, which was clearly heritable...
  56. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term effects of child care on problem behaviors in a Dutch sample of twins
    Toos C E M van Beijsterveldt
    Biological Psychology Department, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 8:250-8. 2005
    ..12 and .23). Children with a larger amount of child care did not show more behavior problems, therefore it was questioned whether the increased levels of behavior problems could be attributed to quantity of child care...
  57. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in puberty onset in girls: Bayesian estimation of heritabilities and genetic correlations
    Stéphanie M van den Berg
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 36:261-70. 2006
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Genome-wide linkage scan to identify Loci for age at first cigarette in Dutch sibling pairs
    Jacqueline M Vink
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 36:100-11. 2006
    ..This peak encloses the D1A dopamine receptor gene which is a functional candidate gene for smoking behavior...
  59. ncbi request reprint Replicated linkage for eye color on 15q using comparative ratings of sibling pairs
    Danielle Posthuma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 36:12-7. 2006
    ..A. Teasdale, R. D, and Box, N. F. (2001). Gene 277:49-62]. Our results demonstrate that comparative measures on relatives can be used in genetic linkage analysis...
  60. ncbi request reprint Genetic etiology of stability of attention problems in young adulthood
    Stéphanie M van den Berg
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 141:55-60. 2006
    ..Genetic correlations across time were high, suggesting that the genes that influence variability in attention problems in late adolescence are largely the same as those that influence variability in early adulthood...
  61. ncbi request reprint Heritability of daytime cortisol levels in children
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 33:421-33. 2003
    ..This cortisol awakening response provides a useful endophenotype in the search for genes that may affect hypothalamic-pituitary adrenocortical functioning in children...
  62. ncbi request reprint Temporal stability of ambulatory stroke volume and cardiac output measured by impedance cardiography
    Annebet D Goedhart
    Vrije Universiteit, Department of Biological Psychology, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychol 72:110-7. 2006
    ..33-.46) and good for systolic time intervals (.55-.81). When test-retest comparison was limited to two comparable days (two work days or two leisure days), correlations for both SV (.42-.46) and CO (.43-.50) improved...
  63. ncbi request reprint Effects of twin separation in primary school
    Marieke van Leeuwen
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 8:384-91. 2005
    ..The findings were the same for monozygotic and dizygotic twins...
  64. ncbi request reprint Environmental factors determine where the Dutch live: results from the Netherlands twin register
    Gonneke Willemsen
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 8:312-7. 2005
    ..Future studies in European and other populations will reveal whether these results are specific to the Dutch population...
  65. doi request reprint A genetic analysis of coffee consumption in a sample of Dutch twins
    Jaqueline M Vink
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 12:127-31. 2009
    ..The variance in coffee preference (defined as the proportion of coffee consumption relative to the consumption of coffee and tea in total) was explained by genetic factors (62%) and unique environmental factors (38%)...
  66. ncbi request reprint Heritability of anxious-depressive and withdrawn behavior: age-related changes during adolescence
    Diane J Lamb
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 49:248-55. 2010
    ..To explain the differential course of anxiety and depression in individuals from childhood to adulthood by examining age-related changes in the genetic and environmental etiology of anxious and depressive symptoms...
  67. doi request reprint Variance components models for physical activity with age as modifier: a comparative twin study in seven countries
    Jacqueline M Vink
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 14:25-34. 2011
    ..It also suggests that the power of genome-wide association studies to identify the genetic variants contributing to physical activity may be larger in young adult cohorts...
  68. pmc Global similarity with local differences in linkage disequilibrium between the Dutch and HapMap-CEU populations
    Luba Pardo
    Medical Genomics Section, Department of Clinical Genetics, Vrije University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Hum Genet 17:802-10. 2009
    ..This poor concordance in LD block structure suggests that large samples are required for robust estimations of local LD block structure in populations...
  69. doi request reprint Underestimation of cardiac vagal control in regular exercisers by 24-hour heart rate variability recordings
    René van Lien
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, EMGO Institute, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Psychophysiol 81:169-76. 2011
    ..To examine whether ceiling effects at long inter beat intervals (IBIs)cause an underestimation of cardiac vagal control in regular exercisers by time and frequency-domain measures of respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Genetic contributions to long-range temporal correlations in ongoing oscillations
    Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen
    Department of Experimental Neurophysiology, Institute for Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 27:13882-9. 2007
    ..We propose that the DFA method is an important complement to classical spectral analysis in fundamental and clinical research on ongoing oscillations...
  71. ncbi request reprint The genetic and environmental contributions to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as measured by the Conners' Rating Scales--Revised
    James J Hudziak
    Division of Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Given B229, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1614-20. 2005
    ..These studies typically used DSM ADHD symptoms collected by telephone or interviews with mothers. The purpose of this study was to test the genetic architecture of ADHD by using the ADHD index from Conners' Rating Scales-Revised...
  72. ncbi request reprint The genetic and environmental contributions to oppositional defiant behavior: a multi-informant twin study
    James J Hudziak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington 05405, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 44:907-14. 2005
    ..To estimate the genetic and environmental contributions to oppositional defiant behavior (ODB) from mother, father, and teacher report using the Conners Revised Short Forms in a large twin sample...
  73. ncbi request reprint Copulas in QTL mapping
    Bojan Basrak
    Department of Mathematics, University of Zagreb, EURANDOM, Bijenicka 30, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
    Behav Genet 34:161-71. 2004
    ..The new method can be extended to more general pedigrees and multivariate phenotypes in a similar way as the original variance components method...
  74. ncbi request reprint Perceptual speed does not cause intelligence, and intelligence does not cause perceptual speed
    Michelle Luciano
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
    Biol Psychol 70:1-8. 2005
    ..This finding of a common genetic factor provides a better target for identifying genes involved in cognition than genes which are unique to specific traits...
  75. ncbi request reprint Heritabilities of apolipoprotein and lipid levels in three countries
    Marian Beekman
    Molecular Epidemiology Section, Department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics, Leiden University Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Twin Res 5:87-97. 2002
    ..Although sample specific effects are present, we have shown that genes play a major role in determining the variance of apolipoprotein and lipid levels in four independent twin samples from three different countries...
  76. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of four new genome scans for lipid parameters and analysis of positional candidates in positive linkage regions
    Bastiaan T Heijmans
    Molecular Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur J Hum Genet 13:1143-53. 2005
    ..In conclusion, application of a new meta-analysis approach maximised the power to detect QTLs for lipid levels and improved the precision of their location estimate...
  77. ncbi request reprint A deletion mutation in GDF9 in sisters with spontaneous DZ twins
    Grant W Montgomery
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Twin Res 7:548-55. 2004
    ..We conclude that rare mutations in GDF9 may influence twinning, but twinning frequency is not associated with common variation in GDF9...
  78. ncbi request reprint Combined association and linkage analysis applied to the APOE locus
    Marian Beekman
    Section of Molecular Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Genet Epidemiol 26:328-37. 2004
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Familial influences on sustained attention and inhibition in preschoolers
    Alexia S Groot
    Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:306-14. 2004
    ..Furthermore, the Teacher's Report Form (TRF) was filled out by the teacher of the child and the attention subscale of this questionnaire was analyzed...
  80. ncbi request reprint The genetics of coronary heart disease: the contribution of twin studies
    Alun Evans
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Twin Res 6:432-41. 2003
    ..Twin studies have also contributed to our understanding of the life course hypothesis, and GenomEUtwin has the potential to add to this...
  81. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in heritability of BMI: a comparative study of results from twin studies in eight countries
    Karoline Schousboe
    The Danish Twin Registry, Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
    Twin Res 6:409-21. 2003
    ..Furthermore, they suggest that strategies to identify predisposing genes may benefit from taking into account potential sex specific effects...
  82. ncbi request reprint Heritability of adult body height: a comparative study of twin cohorts in eight countries
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res 6:399-408. 2003
    ..Our results indicate that, in general, there are only minor differences in the genetic architecture of height between affluent Caucasian populations, especially among men...
  83. ncbi request reprint Dizygotic twinning is not associated with methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase haplotypes
    Grant W Montgomery
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Hum Reprod 18:2460-4. 2003
    ..Polymorphisms in 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) have been associated with dizygotic (DZ) twinning through pregnancy loss...
  84. ncbi request reprint Application of hierarchical genetic models to Raven and WAIS subtests: a Dutch twin study
    Fruhling V Rijsdijk
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom
    Behav Genet 32:199-210. 2002
    ..The covariation among the WAIS group factors and the covariation between the group factors and the Raven is predominantly influenced by a second-order genetic factor and strongly support the notion of a biological basis of g...
  85. ncbi request reprint A limited dependent variable model for heritability estimation with non-random ascertained samples
    Timo M Bechger
    National Institute for Educational Measurement Cito, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 32:145-51. 2002
    ..Throughout, Rubin's general theory of inference with missing data serves as an integrating framework...
  86. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and genetic architecture of Child Behavior Checklist-juvenile bipolar disorder
    James J Hudziak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington 05405, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 58:562-8. 2005
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Early onset cannabis use and progression to other drug use in a sample of Dutch twins
    Michael T Lynskey
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Behav Genet 36:195-200. 2006
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint The Obsessive Compulsive Scale of the Child Behavior Checklist predicts obsessive-compulsive disorder: a receiver operating characteristic curve analysis
    James J Hudziak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Given B229, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:160-6. 2006
    ....
  89. pmc Genome partitioning of genetic variation for height from 11,214 sibling pairs
    Peter M Visscher
    Genetic Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Hum Genet 81:1104-10. 2007
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint Heritability of body mass index: a comparison between the Netherlands and Spain
    J R Ordoñana
    Murcia Twin Registry, School of Psychology, University of Murcia, Spain
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:749-56. 2007
    ..For BMI, both the genetic and the environmental variance components were larger in Spanish than in Dutch women...
  91. pmc Non-additive and additive genetic effects on extraversion in 3314 Dutch adolescent twins and their parents
    David C Rettew
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1 South Prospect Street, Arnold 3, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Behav Genet 38:223-33. 2008
    ..There was no evidence of non-random mating for extraversion in the parental generation. Results show that in addition to additive genetic influences, extraversion in adolescents is influenced by non-additive genetic factors...
  92. doi request reprint Heritability of parturition timing: an extended twin design analysis
    Zachary A F Kistka
    Department of Pediatrics, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:43.e1-5. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to assess relative maternal and paternal genetic influences on birth timing...
  93. ncbi request reprint Sex differences and heritability of two indices of heart rate dynamics: a twin study
    Harold Snieder
    Unit of Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics, Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:364-72. 2007
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Genetic regulation of growth in height and weight from 3 to 12 years of age: a longitudinal study of Dutch twin children
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:354-63. 2007
    ..Environmental factors affecting height and BMI during growth period are also important, and further studies are needed to identify these factors and test whether they interact with genetic factors...
  95. ncbi request reprint Drinking by parents, siblings, and friends as predictors of regular alcohol use in adolescents and young adults: a longitudinal twin-family study
    Evelien A P Poelen
    Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:362-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether the drinking habits of parents, siblings, and friends were related to regular drinking in adolescents and young adults, cross-sectionally as well as longitudinally...
  96. doi request reprint The relative contribution of genes and environment to alcohol use in early adolescents: are similar factors related to initiation of alcohol use and frequency of drinking?
    Evelien A P Poelen
    Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:975-82. 2008
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Relative risks of adolescent and young adult alcohol use: the role of drinking fathers, mothers, siblings, and friends
    Ron H J Scholte
    Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, P O Box 9104, 6500 HE, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Addict Behav 33:1-14. 2008
    ..Age differences indicated that these risks decreased with age. Irrespective of age, regular drinking of fathers and mothers posed the lowest risk. Findings were generally the same for males and females...
  98. ncbi request reprint Heritable rather than age-related environmental and stochastic factors dominate variation in DNA methylation of the human IGF2/H19 locus
    Bastiaan T Heijmans
    Molecular Epidemiology Section, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden 2333 ZC, The Netherlands
    Hum Mol Genet 16:547-54. 2007
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and cognitive function in a cross-section of younger and older community-dwelling individuals
    Charles H Hillman
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Health Psychol 25:678-87. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that physical activity may be beneficial to both general and selective aspects of cognition, particularly among older adults...
  100. ncbi request reprint Novel variants in growth differentiation factor 9 in mothers of dizygotic twins
    James S Palmer
    Molecular Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:4713-6. 2006
    ..We previously identified a deletion mutation in GDF9 in sisters with spontaneous dizygotic (DZ) twins, but the prevalence of rare GDF9 variants in twinning families is unknown...
  101. ncbi request reprint Empirical evaluation of the genetic similarity of samples from twin registries in Australia and the Netherlands using 359 STRP markers
    Patrick F Sullivan
    Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7264, United States of America
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:600-2. 2006
    ..30% between the Australian and the Netherlands cohorts, a smaller value than between many European groups. We conclude that it is reasonable to combine the Australian and the Netherlands samples for joint genetic analyses...