• Oct 2015

    1000 Genomes Data Used in Genome-wide Association Meta-analysis on Coronary Artery Disease

    A Genome-wide association study on coronary artery disease reveals new findings regarding the heritability and susceptibility of this common disease.

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  • Sep 2015

    SNP in the FTO Gene Found to Have Link to Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Identified Using 1000 Genomes Project Data

    Researchers have discovered a regulatory variant associated with obesity that controls mitochondrial activity and the production of adipose tissue.

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  • Jul 2015

    Fifteen New Breast Cancer Genetic Variants Discovered Using Data from the 1000 Genomes Project

    Scientists have recently discovered fifteen additional genetic variants that are linked to higher susceptibility of developing breast cancer in women.

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  • Jun 2015

    1000 Genomes Project Samples Help Researchers Identify Autism-Causing Genetic Variant

    A comparison study of Autism-affected females with gene sequences of normal individuals from the 1000 Genomes Project has resulted in the identification of a new genetic variant.

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  • Apr 2015

    International HapMap Project Samples Have Impact on Population-based Genetic Anlaysis

    Data obtained from HapMap samples has been used in a comparison study to confirm the association of 10 genetic variants associated with Kawasaki Disease in the Chinese Han population.

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  • Mar 2015

    The African Genome Variation Project Brings New Insights for Disease Studies in Africa

    An article published on GenomeWeb in December 2014 titled, “African Genome Variation Project Enlightens Population History, Provides Basis for Disease Studies” highlights the collaborative efforts of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the US National Institutes of Health, the UK Medical Research Council, and other research institutions to analyze the genomes of approximately 1,800 individuals representing 18 ethno-linguistic groups in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa.

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  • Jan 2015

    Exploring the Genetics of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

    An article titled “Tracking the 2014 Ebola Outbreak Through Its Genes” (, August 2014) highlights the efforts of the Broad Institute at Harvard University to track the spread of the Ebola virus using genetic detective work.

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  • Oct 2014

    Coriell Scientists Attend Genetics Summit

    A group of Coriell scientists traveled to San Diego in October and represented the Institute at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting.

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  • Jul 2014

    Widespread Genetic Variation Affects Regulation of Human Genes

    Using samples from 5 populations from the 1000 Genomes Project, a European research consortium used RNA-Seq to map cis-quantitative trait loci to the transcriptome of

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  • Jul 2014

    Identification of Rare Variants Linked to Increased Risk for Lung Cancer

    An international consortium of research scientists used results from the 1000 Genomes Project to identify rare variants

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