The Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes Consortium (GoT2D) is a collaboration between the University of Michigan, the Broad Institute and the Wellcome... Show More
The Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes Consortium (GoT2D) is a collaboration between the University of Michigan, the Broad Institute and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. The overall aim is to extend upon recent efforts, such as genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and large scale meta-analyses. While they have proved successful at mapping genomic loci that influence human diseases, like type 2 diabetes, much of the heritability remains unexplained. In this study, we use next generation sequencing and genotyping technologies to query for lower frequency variants in the human genome. Thereby, allowing a deeper characterization of the spectrum of alleles associated with type 2 diabetes risk, and a better assessment of the genes that play a role in the etiology of type 2 diabetes development. We studied 1,326 T2D cases and 1,331 normoglycemic controls from Northern and Central Europe (Sweden, Finland, UK, and Germany). To efficiently characterize the entire genome sequence of each individual, we performed low-coverage (~5x) whole-genome sequencing, augmented by deep coverage (~100x) sequencing of the exome, and dense (2.5M) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping using the HumanOmni2.5 array. The data deposited in EGA will include all the Swedish, Finnish, UK, and German samples.
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This study includes 3 datasets:
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The GoT2D study includes ~2800 samples, half T2D cases and half T2D controls, of Northern European ancestry sequenced over 3 three technologies: deep whole exome sequencing, low-pass (4x) whole genome sequencing, and OMNI 2.5M genotyping. Samples were ascertained to be phenotypically "extreme" (e.g. leaner, younger cases and older, more obese controls). Genotypes (SNVs, INDELs, and SVs) were called separately for each technology and then integrated via genotype refinement into a single phased reference panel; samples and variants were then excluded based on QC procedures described in Fuchsberger et al.
Please note that 2 of the samples in the GoT2D vcf do not have phenotype data.
This data set includes the following summary level data files used for the GoT2D WGS analysis: wgs.assoc.samples.list: list of samples to keep for association analysis wgs.assoc.variants.list: list of variants to keep for association analysis wgs.sv.assoc.txt: single variant association results