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Trait annotation in the GWAS Catalog August 3, 2021 By Elliot Sollis

Each study in the GWAS Catalog investigates the association between variants in the human genome and a particular trait or phenotypic characteristic. For each study, we annotate the trait in two ways, a reported trait that reflects the author’s description of the disease or phenotypic characteristic under investigation. This is a free text description and sometimes ...

Everything you need to know about the new GWAS Catalog Jun 13, 2018 By Annalisa Buniello

Genetic evidence could double the rate of success in drug targets identification - so the scientific community predicts. With this in mind, it is crucial for Open Targets to be able to feed as many SNP-trait associations as possible into its pipeline for systematic target identification and validation. ...

Sharing is caring, why we need more freely available cancer GWAS summary statistics March 11, 2021 By Annalisa Buniello

The NHGRI-EBI GWAS Catalog is a central resource for the Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) community, demonstrating the benefit of expert data curation and integration of full p-value GWAS summary statistics into a central repository for variant-trait associations. For more than 10 years, the Catalog has aimed to make GWAS data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) ...

Ten years of the GWAS Catalog – Past, present and future Jun 28, 2018 By Laura Harris (GWAS Catalog) and Astrid Gall (Ensembl Outreach)

This year marks a special anniversary for the GWAS Catalog, as we have reached ten years since our launch in 2008. The GWAS Catalog is a widely used publicly available resource of all published human genome wide association studies (GWAS) and association results. Each GWAS study contains a wealth of information which is effectively inaccessible to researchers ...