Genes in context: Probing the genetics of fracture resistance

Neil A. Sharkey, Dean H. Lang

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Fracture resistance is a complex trait dictated by bone volume, shape, internal architecture, and material performance of the calcified tissue itself, all of which may be influenced by a large number of different genetic and environmental processes. Quantitative Trait Loci analyses provide a sobering picture of this system and illustrate the importance of considering genes in context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-96
Number of pages11
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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