Study

A genetic compendium of human brains from the UK Medical Research Council brain tissue resource

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001001599 Other

Study Description

Common neurodegenerative diseases have a complex genetic architecture. Highly penetrant diseases alleles are found in a significant minority of cases, and common risk alleles are present in a large proportion. Given the central role of genetic factors in the pathogenesis of these disorders, it is critical that mechanistic studies in human subjects and tissue samples are interpreted in an genetically enlightened context. To address this we performed exome sequencing on 1461 human brains accessible through the Medical Research Council (UK) brain banks network. Our findings confirm the complex genetic landscape of neurodegenerative disease. Clinical, pathological and genetic data for the 1461 brains with corresponding exome sequencing data are available within this dataset, enabling the genetic stratification and selection of post-mortem tissue samples for researchers.

Study Datasets 1 dataset.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001001925
1461 Neuropathological and clinically characterised cases from the MRC Brain Bank
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