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Table 1 Number of mQTL and associated CpGs reaching the significance threshold for each time point

From: Systematic identification of genetic influences on methylation across the human life course

Counts Birth Childhood Adolescence Pregnancy Middle age
Sentinel mQTL      
Cis a 24,262 31,729 30,294 29,038 27,043
Trans b 1979 2658 2442 2394 2144
Conditionally independentc 2705 5446 5040 4454 3463
Total mQTL 28,946 39,833 37,776 35,886 32,650
Total unique CpGs 27,387 36,705 34,886 33,344 30,676
  1. aNumber of CpG sites with a cis SNP
  2. bNumber of independent (±1 Mb) trans effects
  3. cNumber of mQTL further detected after performing conditional analysis