The genetic epidemiology of idiopathic scoliosis
European Spine Journal, 06/26/2012
Gorman KF et al. – The major difficulty in idiopathic scoliosis research is phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity. Genetic research was overrepresented by underpowered studies. The use of biological endophenotypes, as well as restricted clinical definitions, may help to partition variation and increase the power of studies to detect or confirm an effect.