Category: GWAS

15 Years of Genome-wide Association Studies: What’s the Public Health Impact?

GWAS plot with figures above and 2005 with an arrow to 2020 in the foreground

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) test thousands or millions of genetic variants scattered throughout the human genome for association with human traits or diseases. GWAS burst onto the scientific scene in 2005 and have been enabled by technological advances and falling prices. A recent commentary in Nature Communications summarized the state of the science: To date, Read More >

Posted on by Muin J. Khoury and Marta Gwinn, Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

100,000 Studies: A Milestone for Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) and the HuGE Navigator

a HUGE odometer with 100000 on it

The HuGE published literature database now contains more than 100,000 citations, a milestone reached at the end of 2014. The Office of Public Health Genomics has compiled this database since 2001 via weekly systematic sweeps of PubMed performed by a single curator. For the first five years, a complex PubMed query was used to identify Read More >

Posted on by Marta Gwinn, Consultant, McKing Consulting Corp, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTags , , ,