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In the UK10K project we propose a series of complementary genetic approaches to find new low frequency/rare variants contributing to disease phenotypes. These will be based on obtaining the genome wide sequence of 4000 samples from the TwinsUK and ALSPAC cohorts (at 6x sequence coverage), and the exome sequence (protein coding regions and related conserved sequence) of 6000 samples selected for extreme phenotypes. Our studies will focus primarily on cardiovascular-related quantitative traits, obesity and related metabolic traits, neurodevelopmental disorders and a limited number of extreme clinical phenotypes that will provide proof-of-concept for future familial trait sequencing. We will analyse directly quantitative traits in the cohorts and the selected traits in the extreme samples, and also use imputation down to 0.1% allele frequency to extend the analyses to further sample sets with genome wide genotype data. In each case we will investigate indels and larger structural variants as well as SNPs, and use statistical methods that combine rare variants in a locus or pathway as well as single-variant approaches. This Finnish schizophrenia sample set has been collected from a population cohort using national registers. The entire sample collection consists of 2756 individuals from 458 families of whom 931 are diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorder. Families outside Kuusamo (n=288) all had at least two affected siblings. All diagnoses are based on DSM-IV and for a large fraction of cases there is cognitive data.For further details/descriptions with regard to this data set please contact Tiina Paunio (

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001000183 Illumina HiSeq 2000 273
EGAD00001000234 Illumina HiSeq 2000 281
EGAD00001000332 Illumina HiSeq 2000 258
EGAD00001000439 Illumina HiSeq 2000 285
Publications Citations
The UK10K project identifies rare variants in health and disease.
Nature 526: 2015 82-90