VIKING Health Study - Shetland

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001003872 Other

Study Description

The Viking Health Study – Shetland, together with ORCADES collectively termed VIKING, aims to identify genes influencing risk factors for common diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, glaucoma and stroke. The genetic research cohort study in Shetland was established to identify genetic variants, both common and rare, increasing risk of disease. This isolated population has a number of characteristics, the most important being the very large number of distant relatives, which are favourable for the identification of rare variants influencing disease risk. This study describes PCR-free paired end whole genome sequencing (TruSeq DNA PCR-Free, Illumina) run on a HiSeqX platform at 30X coverage on 500 individuals from VIKING. Unrelated individuals from the largest families were selected first, followed by those from smaller families, until eventually related individuals were selected to best represent the variation in the full cohort.

Study Datasets 1 dataset.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
30x whole genome sequencing of samples from the VIKING Health Study - Shetland. 500 DNA samples were sequenced using the Illumina HiSeq X system. FASTQ files are deposited
HiSeq X Ten 500

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