Selected Publications

*Asterisk denotes equal contribution, i.e. joint first-authorship

[For a full list of publications, see my CV using the link above]

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Ganna A, Verweij, Nivard M, Maier R, Wedow R, ..., Perry J, Neale B, and Zietsch B. (2019). Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior. Science

doi: 10.1126/science.eaat7693


Phelps S* and Wedow R*. (2019). What genetics is teaching us about sexuality. New York Times

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Liu M*, Jiang Y*, Wedow R*, Li Y*, …, Abecasis G, Liu D, and Vrieze S. (2019). Association studies of up to 1.2 million individuals yield new insights into the genetic etiology of tobacco and alcohol use. Nature Genetics

doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0307-5

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Karlsson Linner R*, Biroli P*, Kong E*, Meddens SF*, Wedow R*, …, Benjamin D, Koellinger P, and Beauchamp J. (2019). Genome-wide association analyses of risk tolerance and risky behaviors in over one million individuals identify hundreds of loci and shared genetic influences. Nature Genetics

doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0309-3

Wedow R, Zacher M, Huibregtse B, Harris K, Domingue B, and Boardman J. (2018). Education, smoking, and cohort change: Forwarding a multidimensional theory of the environmental moderation of genetic effects. American Sociological Review.

doi: 10.1177/0003122418785368

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Lee J*, Wedow R*, Okbay A*, …, Turley P, Visscher P, Benjamin D, and Cesarini D. (2018). Gene discovery and polygenic prediction from a 1.1-million-person GWAS of educational attainment. Nature Genetics.

doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0147-3


Belsky D, Domingue B, Wedow R, Arseneault L, Boardman J, Caspi A, Conley D, Fletcher J, Freese J, Herd P, Moffitt T, Poulton R, Sicinski K, Wertz J, and Harris K. (2018). Genetic analysis of social class mobility: Evidence from five longitudinal studies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

doi: 10.1073/pnas.1801238115

Wedow R, Daniel A. Briley, Susan E. Short, and Jason D. Boardman. (2018). Weight identity among older adults in the United States: Genetic and environmental influences. Ryff C & Krueger R (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Integrated Health Science. Oxford University Press.

doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190676384.013.16

Turley P, Walters R, Maghzian O, Okbay A, Lee J, Fontana M, Nguyen-Viet T, Wedow R, Zacher M, …, Visscher P, Laibson D, Cesarini D, Neale B, and Benjamin D. (2018). Multi-trait analysis of genome-wide summary statistics using MTAG. Nature Genetics.

doi: 10.1038/s41588-017-0009-4

Wedow R, Masters R, Mollborn S, Schnabel L, and Boardman J. (2017). Body size reference norms and subjective weight status: A gender and life course approach. Social Forces

doi: 10.1093/sf/sox073

Wedow R, Schnabel L, Wedow L, and Konieczny ME. (2017). “I’m gay and I’m Catholic”: Negotiating two complex identities at a Catholic university. Sociology of Religion.

doi: 10.1093/socrel/srx028

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Wedow R, Briley D, Short S, and Boardman J. (2016). Gender and genetic contributions to weight identity among adolescents and young adults in the U.S. Social Science & Medicine.

doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.07.044

Domingue B, Wedow R, Conley D, McQueen M, Hoffman T, and Boardman J. (2016). Genome-wide estimates of heritability for social demographic outcomes. Biodemography and Social Biology.

doi: 10.1080/19485565.2015.1068106

Snell Herzog P and Wedow R. (2012). Youth group cliques: How religious goals can disguise discriminatory group dynamics. Review of Religious Research. 

doi: 10.1007/s13644-012-0050-9

Snell Herzog P and Wedow R. (2012). Youth group cliques: How religious goals can disguise discriminatory group dynamics. Review of Religious Research. 

doi: 10.1007/s13644-012-0050-9