Dr Beben Benyamin Email
Telephone: +61 7 3362 0169
Facsimile: +61 7 3362 0101
Email: bebenB@qimrberghofer.edu.au

Dr Beben Benyamin is an NHMRC Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellow working in the areas of population and quantitative genetics of complex diseases/phenotypes at the Queensland Statistical Genetics Laboratory, QIMR. He completed his first degree in Animal Sciences from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia (2000) and holds a Master of Agriculture in genetics from the University of Sydney, Australia (2002). In 2007, he was awarded a PhD in statistical genetics from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK (supervised by Prof Peter M. Visscher and Prof William G. Hill, FRS).

Current Research Interests

The burden of common complex diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes to both the health of patients and health care system are substantial. A survey in 2003 showed that most of the 2.63 million years of ‘healthy’ life lost due to premature death or disability in Australia were largely due to common complex diseases. Studies have shown that genetic and environmental factors and (to some extent) their interactions influencing the diseases. In the last few years, genome-wide association studies (GWAS), where hundreds of thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are tested for their association with phenotype(s), have successfully identified many genetic variants influencing variation in complex traits and diseases. However, in total these genetic variants explained only a small proportion of genetic variation in complex diseases. Therefore, most of the genetic variants influencing complex diseases are still waiting to be discovered. Once genetic variants have been discovered, the next steps are to identify the causal variants and to explain their roles in the biochemical pathways of disease aetiology. However, this does not mean that the identified genetic variants from GWAS have no immediate uses in clinical practice before the pathways were elucidated. The risk of individuals predisposing to a disease can still be predicted using the information on the identified genetic variants, which may be beneficial for early diagnosis (Wray et al 2007). The main aims of his current research are (1) to identify genetic variants influencing the variation in a number of biomedical traits and endophenotypes for complex diseases by means of GWAS and (2) to develop and apply novel statistical methods on the prediction of individual genetic risk to disease utilising the genetic variants identified from GWAS. The results of the projects may serve as important resources for future personalised medicine.

Grants

1.     2009 - 2012      : National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Biomedical Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (Australia)    

2.     2006 & 2007      : Australian Twin Registry (ATR) Research Travel Grant Scheme  (Australia)

3.     2006                 : Behavior Genetics Association (BGA) Associate Member Travel Fellowships (US)

4.     2004 - 2006      : Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS) (UK)

5.     2003 - 2006      : University of Edinburgh Studentship (UK)

6.     2001 - 2002      : Australian Development Scholarship, AusAID (Australia)


Publications
2015
 Fall T, Hägg S, Ploner A, Mägi R, Fischer K, Draisma HH, Sarin AP, Benyamin B, Ladenvall C, Åkerlund M, Kals M, Esko T, Nelson CP, Kaakinen M, Huikari V, Mangino M, Meirhaeghe A, Kristiansson K, Nuotio ML, Kobl M, Grallert H, Dehghan A, Kuningas M, de Vries PS, de Bruijn RF, Willems SM, Heikkilä K, Silventoinen K, Pietiläinen KH, Legry V, Giedraitis V, Goumidi L, Syvänen AC, Strauch K, Koenig W, Lichtner P, Herder C, Palotie A, Menni C, Uitterlinden AG, Kuulasmaa K, Havulinna AS, Moreno LA, Gonzalez-Gross M, Evans A, Tregouet DA, Yarnell JW, Virtamo J, Ferrières J, Veronesi G, Perola M, Arveiler D, Brambilla P, Lind L, Kaprio J, Hofman A, Stricker BH, van Duijn CM, Ikram MA, Franco OH, Cottel D, Dallongeville J, Hall AS, Jula A, Tobin MD, Penninx BW, Peters A, Gieger C, Samani NJ, Montgomery GW, Whitfield JB, Martin NG, Groop L, Spector TD, Magnusson PK, Amouyel P, Boomsma DI, Nilsson PM, Järvelin MR, Lyssenko V, Metspalu A, Strachan DP, Salomaa V, Ripatti S, Pedersen NL, Prokopenko I, McCarthy MI, Ingelsson E, ENGAGE Consortium: Age- and Sex-Specific Causal Effects of Adiposity on Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Diabetes 64(5):1841-1852, 2015 [PDF] [OSI] [PubMed] [More...]
2014
 Benyamin B, Pourcain B, Davis OS, Davies G, Hansell NK, Brion MJ, Kirkpatrick RM, Cents RA, FraniÄ? S, Miller MB, Haworth CM, Meaburn E, Price TS, Evans DM, Timpson N, Kemp J, Ring S, McArdle W, Medland SE, Yang J, Harris SE, Liewald DC, Scheet P, Xiao X, Hudziak JJ, de Geus EJ, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2 (WTCCC2), Jaddoe VW, Starr JM, Verhulst FC, Pennell C, Tiemeier H, Iacono WG, Palmer LJ, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Boomsma DI, Posthuma D, McGue M, Wright MJ, Davey Smith G, Deary IJ, Plomin R, Visscher PM: Childhood intelligence is heritable, highly polygenic and associated with FNBP1L. Molecular Psychiatry 19(2):253-258, 2014 [PDF] [OSI] [PubMed] [More...]
 Hoggart CJ, Venturini G, Mangino M, Gomez F, Ascari G, Zhao JH, Teumer A, Winkler TW, Tšernikova N, Luan J, Mihailov E, Ehret GB, Zhang W, Lamparter D, Esko T, Macé A, Rüeger S, Bochud PY, Barcella M, Dauvilliers Y, Benyamin B, Evans DM, Hayward C, Lopez MF, Franke L, Russo A, Heid IM, Salvi E, Vendantam S, Arking DE, Boerwinkle E, Chambers JC, Fiorito G, Grallert H, Guarrera S, Homuth G, Huffman JE, Porteous D, Generation Scotland Consortium, LifeLines Cohort study, GIANT Consortium, Moradpour D, Iranzo A, Hebebrand J, Kemp JP, Lammers GJ, Aubert V, Heim MH, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Peraita-Adrados R, Santamaria J, Negro F, Schmidt CO, Scott RA, Spector TD, Strauch K, Völzke H, Wareham NJ, Yuan W, Bell JT, Chakravarti A, Kooner JS, Peters A, Matullo G, Wallaschofski H, Whitfield JB, Paccaud F, Vollenweider P, Bergmann S, Beckmann JS, Tafti M, Hastie ND, Cusi D, Bochud M, Frayling TM, Metspalu A, Jarvelin MR, Scherag A, Smith GD, Borecki IB, Rousson V, Hirschhorn JN, Rivolta C, Loos RJ, Kutalik Z: Novel Approach Identifies SNPs in SLC2A10 and KCNK9 with Evidence for Parent-of-Origin Effect on Body Mass Index. PLoS Genetics 10(7):e1004508, 2014 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Rietveld CA, Esko T, Davies G, Pers TH, Turley P, Benyamin B, Chabris CF, Emilsson V, Johnson AD, Lee JJ, de Leeuw C, Marioni RE, Medland SE, Miller MB, Rostapshova O, van der Lee SJ, Vinkhuyzen AA, Amin N, Conley D, Derringer J, van Duijn CM, Fehrmann R, Franke L, Glaeser EL, Hansell NK, Hayward C, Iacono WG, Ibrahim-Verbaas C, Jaddoe V, Karjalainen J, Laibson D, Lichtenstein P, Liewald DC, Magnusson PK, Martin NG, McGue M, McMahon G, Pedersen NL, Pinker S, Porteous DJ, Posthuma D, Rivadeneira F, Smith BH, Starr JM, Tiemeier H, Timpson NJ, Trzaskowski M, Uitterlinden AG, Verhulst FC, Ward ME, Wright MJ, Davey Smith G, Deary IJ, Johannesson M, Plomin R, Visscher PM, Benjamin DJ, Cesarini D, Koellinger PD: Common genetic variants associated with cognitive performance identified using the proxy-phenotype method. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111(38):13790-13794, 2014 [PDF] [OSI] [PubMed] [More...]
 Benyamin B, Esko T, Ried JS, Radhakrishnan A, Vermeulen SH, Traglia M, Gögele M, Anderson D, Broer L, Podmore C, Luan J, Kutalik Z, Sanna S, van der Meer P, Tanaka T, Wang F, Westra HJ, Franke L, Mihailov E, Milani L, Hälldin J, Häldin J, Winkelmann J, Meitinger T, Thiery J, Peters A, Waldenberger M, Rendon A, Jolley J, Sambrook J, Kiemeney LA, Sweep FC, Sala CF, Schwienbacher C, Pichler I, Hui J, Demirkan A, Isaacs A, Amin N, Steri M, Waeber G, Verweij N, Powell JE, Nyholt DR, Heath AC, Madden PA, Visscher PM, Wright MJ, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Hernandez D, Bandinelli S, van der Harst P, Uda M, Vollenweider P, Scott RA, Langenberg C, Wareham NJ, InterAct Consortium, van Duijn C, Beilby J, Pramstaller PP, Hicks AA, Ouwehand WH, Oexle K, Gieger C, Metspalu A, Camaschella C, Toniolo D, Swinkels DW, Whitfield JB: Novel loci affecting iron homeostasis and their effects in individuals at risk for hemochromatosis. Nature communications 5:4926, 2014 [PDF] [OSI] [PubMed] [More...]
2013
 Fall T, Hägg S, Mägi R, Ploner A, Fischer K, Horikoshi M, Sarin AP, Thorleifsson G, Ladenvall C, Kals M, Kuningas M, Draisma HH, Ried JS, van Zuydam NR, Huikari V, Mangino M, Sonestedt E, Benyamin B, Nelson CP, Rivera NV, Kristiansson K, Shen HY, Havulinna AS, Dehghan A, Donnelly LA, Kaakinen M, Nuotio ML, Robertson N, de Bruijn RF, Ikram MA, Amin N, Balmforth AJ, Braund PS, Doney AS, Döring A, Elliott P, Esko T, Franco OH, Gretarsdottir S, Hartikainen AL, Heikkilä K, Herzig KH, Holm H, Hottenga JJ, Hyppönen E, Illig T, Isaacs A, Isomaa B, Karssen LC, Kettunen J, Koenig W, Kuulasmaa K, Laatikainen T, Laitinen J, Lindgren C, Lyssenko V, Läärä E, Rayner NW, Männistö S, Pouta A, Rathmann W, Rivadeneira F, Ruokonen A, Savolainen MJ, Sijbrands EJ, Small KS, Smit JH, Steinthorsdottir V, Syvänen AC, Taanila A, Tobin MD, Uitterlinden AG, Willems SM, Willemsen G, Witteman J, Perola M, Evans A, Ferrières J, Virtamo J, Kee F, Tregouet DA, Arveiler D, Amouyel P, Ferrario MM, Brambilla P, Hall AS, Heath AC, Madden PA, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Whitfield JB, Jula A, Knekt P, Oostra B, van Duijn CM, Penninx BW, Smith GD, Kaprio J, Samani NJ, Gieger C, Peters A, Wichmann HE, Boomsma DI, de Geus EJ, Tuomi T, Power C, Hammond CJ, Spector TD, Lind L, Orho-Melander M, Palmer CN, Morris AD, Groop L, Järvelin MR, Salomaa V, Vartiainen E, Hofman A, Ripatti S, Metspalu A, Thorsteinsdottir U, Stefansson K, Pedersen NL, McCarthy MI, Ingelsson E, Prokopenko I, European Network for Genetic and Genomic Epidemiology (ENGAGE) consortium: The role of adiposity in cardiometabolic traits: a mendelian randomization analysis. PLoS medicine 10(6):e1001474, 2013 [PDF] [OSI] [PubMed] [More...]
 Verweij KJ, Vinkhuyzen AA, Benyamin B, Lynskey MT, Quaye L, Agrawal A, Gordon SD, Montgomery GW, Madden PA, Heath AC, Spector TD, Martin NG, Medland SE: The genetic aetiology of cannabis use initiation: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies and a SNP-based heritability estimation. Addiction Biology 18(5):846-850, 2013 [PDF] [OSI] [PubMed] [More...]
 Pichler I, Del Greco M F, Gögele M, Lill CM, Bertram L, Do CB, Eriksson N, Foroud T, Myers RH, PD GWAS Consortium, Nalls M, Keller MF, International Parkinson's Disease Genomics Consortium, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2, Benyamin B, Whitfield JB, Genetics of Iron Status Consortium, Pramstaller PP, Hicks AA, Thompson JR, Minelli C: Serum iron levels and the risk of Parkinson disease: a Mendelian randomization study. PLoS medicine 10(6):e1001462, 2013 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
2012
 Rao F, Chiron S, Wei Z, Fung MM, Chen Y, Wen G, Khandrika S, Ziegler MG, Benyamin B, Montgomery G, Whitfield JB, Martin NG, Waalen J, Hamilton BA, Mahata SK, O'Connor DT: Genetic Variation Within a Metabolic Motif in the Chromogranin A Promoter: Pleiotropic Influence on Cardiometabolic Risk Traits in Twins. American journal of hypertension 25:29-40, 2012 [PDF] [OSI] [PubMed] [More...]
 Middelberg RP, Benyamin B, de Moor MH, Warrington NM, Gordon S, Henders AK, Medland SE, Nyholt DR, de Geus EJ, Hottenga JJ, Willemsen G, Beilin LJ, Mori TA, Wright MJ, Heath AC, Madden PA, Boomsma DI, Pennell CE, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Whitfield JB: Loci affecting gamma-glutamyl transferase in adults and adolescents show age x SNP interaction and cardiometabolic disease associations. Human Molecular Genetics 21:446-455, 2012 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Tielbeek JJ, Medland SE, Benyamin B, Byrne EM, Heath AC, Madden PA, Martin NG, Wray NR, Verweij KJ: Unraveling the genetic etiology of adult antisocial behavior: a genome-wide association study. PLoS ONE 7(10):e45086, 2012 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 van der Harst P, Zhang W, Mateo Leach I, Rendon A, Verweij N, Sehmi J, Paul DS, Elling U, Allayee H, Li X, Radhakrishnan A, Tan ST, Voss K, Weichenberger CX, Albers CA, Al-Hussani A, Asselbergs FW, Ciullo M, Danjou F, Dina C, Esko T, Evans DM, Franke L, Gögele M, Hartiala J, Hersch M, Holm H, Hottenga JJ, Kanoni S, Kleber ME, Lagou V, Langenberg C, Lopez LM, Lyytikäinen LP, Melander O, Murgia F, Nolte IM, O'Reilly PF, Padmanabhan S, Parsa A, Pirastu N, Porcu E, Portas L, Prokopenko I, Ried JS, Shin SY, Tang CS, Teumer A, Traglia M, Ulivi S, Westra HJ, Yang J, Zhao JH, Anni F, Abdellaoui A, Attwood A, Balkau B, Bandinelli S, Bastardot F, Benyamin B, Boehm BO, Cookson WO, Das D, de Bakker PI, de Boer RA, de Geus EJ, de Moor MH, Dimitriou M, Domingues FS, Döring A, Engström G, Eyjolfsson GI, Ferrucci L, Fischer K, Galanello R, Garner SF, Genser B, Gibson QD, Girotto G, Gudbjartsson DF, Harris SE, Hartikainen AL, Hastie CE, Hedblad B, Illig T, Jolley J, Kähönen M, Kema IP, Kemp JP, Liang L, Lloyd-Jones H, Loos RJ, Meacham S, Medland SE, Meisinger C, Memari Y, Mihailov E, Miller K, Moffatt MF, Nauck M, Novatchkova M, Nutile T, Olafsson I, Onundarson PT, Parracciani D, Penninx BW, Perseu L, Piga A, Pistis G, Pouta A, Puc U, Raitakari O, Ring SM, Robino A, Ruggiero D, Ruokonen A, Saint-Pierre A, Sala C, Salumets A, Sambrook J, Schepers H, Schmidt CO, Silljé HH, Sladek R, Smit JH, Starr JM, Stephens J, Sulem P, Tanaka T, Thorsteinsdottir U, Tragante V, van Gilst WH, van Pelt LJ, van Veldhuisen DJ, Völker U, Whitfield JB, Willemsen G, Winkelmann BR, Wirnsberger G, Algra A, Cucca F, d'Adamo AP, Danesh J, Deary IJ, Dominiczak AF, Elliott P, Fortina P, Froguel P, Gasparini P, Greinacher A, Hazen SL, Jarvelin MR, Khaw KT, Lehtimäki T, Maerz W, Martin NG, Metspalu A, Mitchell BD, Montgomery GW, Moore C, Navis G, Pirastu M, Pramstaller PP, Ramirez-Solis R, Schadt E, Scott J, Shuldiner AR, Smith GD, Smith JG, Snieder H, Sorice R, Spector TD, Stefansson K, Stumvoll M, Tang WH, Toniolo D, Tönjes A, Visscher PM, Vollenweider P, Wareham NJ, Wolffenbuttel BH, Boomsma DI, Beckmann JS, Dedoussis GV, Deloukas P, Ferreira MA, Sanna S, Uda M, Hicks AA, Penninger JM, Gieger C, Kooner JS, Ouwehand WH, Soranzo N, Chambers JC: Seventy-five genetic loci influencing the human red blood cell. Nature 492(7429):369-375, 2012 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
2011
 Martin NW, Benyamin B, Hansell NK, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Wright MJ, Bates TC: Cognitive Function in Adolescence: Testing for Interactions Between Breast-Feeding and FADS2 Polymorphisms. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 50(1):55-62, 2011 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Benyamin B, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Whitfield JB: Transferrin Saturation and Mortality. Clinical Chemistry 57:921-923, 2011 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Kutalik Z, Benyamin B, Bergmann S, Mooser V, Waeber G, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Madden PA, Heath AC, Beckmann JS, Vollenweider P, Marques-Vidal P, Whitfield JB: Genome-wide association study identifies two loci strongly affecting transferrin glycosylation. Human Molecular Genetics 20:3710-3717, 2011 [PDF] [OSI] [PubMed] [More...]
 Benyamin B, Middelberg RP, Lind PA, Valle AM, Gordon S, Nyholt DR, Medland SE, Henders AK, Heath AC, Madden PA, Visscher PM, O'Connor DT, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Whitfield JB: GWAS of butyrylcholinesterase activity identifies four novel loci, independent effects within BCHE and secondary associations with metabolic risk factors. Human Molecular Genetics 20:4504-4514, 2011 [PDF] [OSI] [PubMed] [More...]
2010
 Yang J, Benyamin B, McEvoy BP, Gordon S, Henders AK, Nyholt DR, Madden PA, Heath AC, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Goddard ME, Visscher PM: Common SNPs explain a large proportion of the heritability for human height. Nature Genetics 42(7):565-569, 2010 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Verweij KJ, Zietsch BP, Medland SE, Gordon SD, Benyamin B, Nyholt DR, McEvoy BP, Sullivan PF, Heath AC, Madden PA, Henders AK, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Wray NR: A genome-wide association study of Cloninger's Temperament scales: Implications for the evolutionary genetics of personality. Biological Psychology 85:306-317, 2010 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
2009
 Benyamin B, McRae AF, Zhu G, Gordon S, Henders AK, Palotie A, Peltonen L, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Whitfield JB, Visscher PM: Variants in TF and HFE Explain approximately 40% of Genetic Variation in Serum-Transferrin Levels. American Journal of Human Genetics 84:60-65, 2009 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Benyamin B, Visscher PM, McRae AF: Family-based genome-wide association studies. Pharmacogenomics 10(2):181-190, 2009 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Kettunen J, Perola M, Martin NG, Cornes BK, Wilson SG, Montgomery GW, Benyamin B, Harris JR, Boomsma D, Willemsen G, Hottenga JJ, Slagboom PE, Christensen K, Kyvik KO, Sørensen TI, Pedersen NL, Magnusson PK, Andrew T, Spector TD, Widen E, Silventoinen K, Kaprio J, Palotie A, Peltonen L, GenomEUtwin-project: Multicenter dizygotic twin cohort study confirms two linkage susceptibility loci for body mass index at 3q29 and 7q36 and identifies three further potential novel loci. International Journal of Obesity 33:1235-1242, 2009 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Benyamin B, Ferreira MA, Willemsen G, Gordon S, Middelberg RP, McEvoy BP, Hottenga JJ, Henders AK, Campbell MJ, Wallace L, Frazer IH, Heath AC, de Geus EJ, Nyholt DR, Visscher PM, Penninx BW, Boomsma DI, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Whitfield JB: Common variants in TMPRSS6 are associated with iron status and erythrocyte volume. Nature Genetics 41:1173-1175, 2009 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
2008
 Benyamin B, Perola M, Cornes BK, Madden PA, Palotie A, Nyholt DR, Montgomery GW, Peltonen L, Martin NG, Visscher PM: Within-family outliers: segregating alleles or environmental effects? A linkage analysis of height from 5815 sibling pairs. European Journal of Human Genetics 16(4):516-524, 2008 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Hasselbalch AL, Benyamin B, Visscher PM, Heitmann BL, Kyvik KO, Sørensen TI: Common Genetic Components of Obesity Traits and Serum Leptin. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 16:2723-2729, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
2007
 Benyamin B, Sørensen TI, Schousboe K, Fenger M, Visscher PM, Kyvik KO: Are there common genetic and environmental factors behind the endophenotypes associated with the metabolic syndrome? Diabetologia 50(9):1880-1888, 2007 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Perola M, Sammalisto S, Hiekkalinna T, Martin NG, Visscher PM, Montgomery GW, Benyamin B, Harris JR, Boomsma D, Willemsen G, Hottenga JJ, Christensen K, Kyvik KO, Sørensen TI, Pedersen NL, Magnusson PK, Spector TD, Widen E, Silventoinen K, Kaprio J, Palotie A, Peltonen L, GenomEUtwin Project: Combined Genome Scans for Body Stature in 6,602 European Twins: Evidence for Common Caucasian Loci. PLoS Genetics 3(6):1019-1028, 2007 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Benyamin B, Martin ICA, Cheung CC, Buckley MF, Thomson PC, Visscher PM, Moran C: Bodyweight QTL on mouse chromosomes 4 and 11 by selective genotyping: regression v. maximum likelihood. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 47(6):677-682, 2007 [PDF]
 Visscher PM, Macgregor S, Benyamin B, Zhu G, Gordon S, Medland S, Hill WG, Hottenga JJ, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI, Liu YZ, Deng HW, Montgomery GW, Martin NG: Genome Partitioning of Genetic Variation for Height from 11,214 Sibling Pairs. American Journal of Human Genetics 81(5):1104-1110, 2007 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Fenger M, Benyamin B, Schousboe K, Sørensen TI, Kyvik KO: Variance decomposition of apolipoproteins and lipids in Danish twins. Corrigendum in Atherosclerosis 191:451 (2008). Atherosclerosis 191(1):40-47, 2007 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
2006
 Benyamin B, Deary IJ, Visscher PM: Precision and bias of a normal finite mixture distribution model to analyze twin data when zygosity is unknown: simulations and application to IQ phenotypes on a large sample of twin pairs. Behavior Genetics 36(6):935-946, 2006 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
2005
 Benyamin B, Wilson V, Whalley LJ, Visscher PM, Deary IJ: Large consistent estimates of IQ heritability in two entire populations of 11-year-olds from 1932 and 1947. Behavior Genetics 35(5):525-534, 2005 [PDF]
 Benyamin B, Wilson V, Whalley LJ, Visscher PM, Deary IJ: Large, consistent estimates of the heritability of cognitive ability in two entire populations of 11-year-old twins from Scottish mental surveys of 1932 and 1947. Behavior Genetics 35(5):525-534, 2005 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
2004
 Visscher PM, Benyamin B, White I: The Use of Linear Mixed Models to Estimate Variance Components from Data on Twin Pairs by Maximum Likelihood. Twin Research 7(6):670-674, 2004 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]