Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies for Common Diseases

Principal Investigator(s): 
Eran Halperin

In these studies, sets of cases (individuals carrying a disease) and controls (background population) are collected and genotyped for genetic variants, normally single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Our group is collaborating closely with groups of geneticists and epidimiologists who have collected such samples. We take part in the analysis of these studies, and in some cases also in the design of the studies. Our current collaborations include studies of cardiovascular diseases, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; for the latter, see our recent publication in Nature Genetics.

Funding provided by NIH.