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Largest Alzheimer's genetic database soon to open for researchers, investigators

July 25, 2018
by I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers will soon have access to the largest genetic database on Alzheimer’s disease through a new portal designed to make large-scale DNA sequence data available to qualified investigators, according to Health Data Management.

The portal for the National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS) is currently undergoing beta testing involving a small number of investigators, with broader access slated to begin next month.

Whole-genome sequence data for 5,000 subjects, including Alzheimer's cases and cognitively normal controls, are being made available to researchers. An additional 20,000 subjects will become available next year to the research community as part of the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project, a National Institute on Aging initiative to fully sequence the DNA of as many as 25,000 individuals.

The data will be processed by the Genomic Center for Alzheimer's Disease (GCAD) at the University of Pennsylvania‘s Perelman School of Medicine and all sequence and associated phenotype data will be harmonized to ensure investigators can immediately begin analyses.

Read the full story at Health Data Management.

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