Study

Cryptic Relatedness in the Singapore Living Biobank Project

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001002619 Other

Study Description

The Singapore Living Biobank is a collection of healthy population-based Chinese and Malay individuals, for the purpose of phenotype recall study of high-impact variant carriers. These individuals are sampled from two studies: Multi-Ethnic Cohort (MEC), and the Singapore Health 2012 (SH2012). The MEC is a population-based cohort initiated in 2007 to investigate the genetic and lifestyle factors that affect the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular outcomes in the three ethnic groups (Chinese, Malays, and Indians). The SH2012 study is a population-based cross-sectional survey conducted in Singapore between 2012 and 2013, with over-sampling of Malays and Indians. Participants in MEC and SH2012 completed a similar set of questionnaire components, health examination, and biochemisty panels. Description of the MEC and SH2012 studies can be found at http://blog.nus.edu.sg/sphs/. We generated whole-exome sequencing data and Illumina OmniExpress array genotyping data for 1,299 Chinese and 1,229 Malays from the Singapore Living Biobank. This study includes a subset of 762 individuals that were found to be closely related (≤3rd degree), including 263 Chinese and 499 Malays.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001003819 The dataset includes a subset of 762 individuals that were found to be closely related (≤3rd degree), including 263 Chinese and 499 Malays from the Singapore Living Biobank. There samples are whole-exome sequenced on Illumina HiSeq2000 platform (125bp paired end) with the exonic regions being captured using the Nimblegen SeqCap EZ Exome v3 kits.All the files are in the BAM format. Illumina HiSeq 2000 762

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Publications

Publications Citations
Estimation of kinship coefficient in structured and admixed populations using sparse sequencing data.
PLoS Genet 13:2017 e1007021
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