Study

Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium (T1DGC): Copy Number Variant (CNV) Study

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
phs000910 Affected Sib Pairs

Study Description

Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium (T1DGC) was formed to address issues of limited sample size and consistency of phenotyping that had limited genetic investigations on risk of type 1 diabetes (T1D). The T1DGC first collected affected sib pair (ASP) families from four geographic networks (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, United Kingdom). In addition, T1D parent-offspring trios as well as cases and controls were ascertained from existing and de novo collections. For T1D, the genome-wide association study (GWAS) design has been successful at detecting ~50 loci that contribute disease risk. However, in the case of T1D as well as almost all other traits, the sum of these loci does not fully explain the heritability estimated from familial studies. One possibility for the undiscovered contribution to familial aggregation is that additional variants exist but have not yet been found because they have not effectively been targeted by the GWAS design. In this study, we focus on a specific class of large deletions/duplications -- copy number variants (CNVs) - and particularly to the ... (Show More)

Archive Link Archive Accession
dbGaP phs000910

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