Uterine fibroid polygenic risk score (PRS) associates and predicts risk for uterine fibroid.


Uterine fibroids (UF) are common pelvic tumors in women, heritable, and genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified ~ 30 loci associated with increased risk in UF. Using summary statistics from a previously published UF GWAS performed in a non-Hispanic European Ancestry (NHW) female subset from the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, we constructed a polygenic risk score (PRS) for UF. UF-PRS was developed using PRSice and optimized in the separate clinical population of BioVU. PRS was validated using parallel methods of 10-fold cross-validation logistic regression and phenome-wide association study (PheWAS) in a seperate subset of eMERGE NHW females (validation set), excluding samples used in GWAS. PRSice determined p