NIH deposits first batch of genomic data for Alzheimer's research

12/2/2013 | GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

The NIH has deposited the first batch of whole-genome sequencing data from the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project into the Database of Genotype and Phenotypes and the Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Data Storage Site for research use. The first batch has information from 410 patients in 89 families. "Providing raw DNA sequence data to a wide range of researchers proves a powerful crowdsourced way to find genomic changes that put us at increased risk for this devastating disease," said NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins.

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