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There is extensive genomic research on height, but nobody seems to have done a gcta of leg length.

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  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by "doing GCTA of leg length"? $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    May 7, 2016 at 18:31
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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean "do we know the QTL for leg length?" $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    May 7, 2016 at 18:33
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    $\begingroup$ I am a PhD candidate in population genetics and I find your comment (now deleted) offensive :) You should just add a link and definition to save everyone's time. $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    May 7, 2016 at 21:32
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    $\begingroup$ Voting to close as "homework" because it's extremely trivial: a Google scholar search is the service you need for this. You could also look at the articles citing the original methods paper. As far as I know there's nothing published specific to leg length (and I doubt it will happen soon - it's a fairly uninteresting thing to measure). $\endgroup$
    – rg255
    May 8, 2016 at 8:21
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    $\begingroup$ GCTA is not a well known term. I myself have worked a bit on genomics but I was not aware. Providing context and explanation is not only important for explaining your question but is also useful for users who refer to the post to learn some facts. $\endgroup$
    – WYSIWYG
    May 8, 2016 at 10:05

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I am assuming you are referring to the use of the software GTCA (which stands for Genome-Wide Complex Trait Analysis). Original paper: Yang et al. (2011).

I looked to the papers who cited Yang et al. (2011) and quickly scanned through looking for "leg". I did not find anything on it. So my best guess is: No, nobody ever applied GTCA to leg length.

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