Overview of the Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium

S.S. Rich, B. Akolkar, P. Concannon, H. Erlich, J. Hilner, C. Julier, Grant Morahan, J. Nerup, C. Nierras, F. Pocoit, J.A. Todd

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Abstract

The Type I Diabetes Genetics Consortium (T1DGC) is an international, multicenter research program with two primary goals. The first goal is to identify genomic regions and candidate genes whose variants modify an individual's risk of type I diabetes (T1D) and help explain the clustering of the disease in families. The second goal is to make research data available to the research community and to establish resources that can be used by, and that are fully accessible to, the research community. To facilitate the access to these resources, the T1DGC has developed a Consortium Agreement (http://www.t1dgc.org) that specifies the rights and responsibilities of investigators who participate in Consortium activities. The T1DGC has assembled a resource of affected sib-pair families, parent–child trios, and case–control collections with banks of DNA, serum, plasma, and EBV-transformed cell lines. In addition, both candidate gene and genome-wide (linkage and association) studies have been performed and displayed in T1DBase (http://www.t1dbase.org) for all researchers to use in their own investigations. In this supplement, a subset of the T1DGC collection has been used to investigate earlier published candidate genes for T1D, to confirm the results from a genome-wide association scan for T1D, and to determine associations with candidate genes for other autoimmune diseases or with type II diabetes that may be involved with β-cell function.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1-S4
Number of pages4
JournalGenes and Immunity
Volume10
Issue numbersuppl.1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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