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Unique identifier OMICS_07297
Name GWAS Central
Alternative name HGVbaseG2P
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access File download, Browse
User data submission Allowed
Maintained Yes


  • Primates
    • Homo sapiens


  • person_outline Anthony J. Brookes

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Publications for GWAS Central

GWAS Central citations


The SNPcurator: literature mining of enriched SNP disease associations

PMCID: 5844215
PMID: 29688369
DOI: 10.1093/database/bay020

[…] rds a certain disease and can affect their responses to drugs and medications (). Currently, information on SNPs is available in databases such as the genome-wide association study (GWAS) Catalog (), Gwas Central (), GWASdb (), mirsSNP (), GRASP (). These resources are constructed and curated manually; however, and the richness of information specifically related to the clinical impact of SNPs is […]


Identification of CDC42BPG as a novel susceptibility locus for hyperuricemia in a Japanese population

Mol Genet Genomics
PMCID: 5854719
PMID: 29124443
DOI: 10.1007/s00438-017-1394-1
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[…] sorders reported in previous studies were investigated using DisGeNET [, (Piñero et al. )], GWAS Catalogue [, (MacArthur et al. )], and GWAS Central [, (Beck et al. )] databases. […]


Low LDL cholesterol, PCSK9 and HMGCR genetic variation, and risk of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease: Mendelian randomisation study

PMCID: 5421439
PMID: 28438747
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.j1648

[…] Global Lipid Genetics Consortium and variants with missing values. We then pruned the variants manually for pleiotropy excluding variants with reported associations with confounding phenotypes using GWAS Central (; and for linkage disequilibrium using the SNP Annotation and Proxy search (SNAP,, excluding variants in linkage disequilibrium wit […]


A data driven approach links microglia to pathology and prognosis in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

PMCID: 5353945
PMID: 28302159
DOI: 10.1186/s40478-017-0424-x

[…] frequency and genotyping pruning. Association with ALS was determined by Chi2-test; threshold for significance was set at an unadjusted p-value of 5E-08 [].Alzheimer’s GWA genes were identified using GWAS Central (, which is a compilation of summary level findings from genetic association studies. 57 studies were identified containing the keyword ‘Alzheimer’s’. Variants […]


Cis acting single nucleotide polymorphisms alter MicroRNA mediated regulation of human brain expressed transcripts

Hum Mol Genet
PMCID: 5418741
PMID: 28171541
DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddw317

[…] of the 17 genes that showed altSNP-induced changes in miRNA-mediated regulation, 5 had GWAS associated hits. These include rs3739497 (RAPGEF1, associated with glycemic traits and epilepsy prognosis, GWAS Central Identifier: HGVM2257467), rs8113500 (TUBB4A, associated with Parkinson’s disease and age-related macular degeneration, HGVM8374170), rs8682 (RAB5A, associated with Parkinson’s disease, st […]


The Drosophila ETV5 Homologue Ets96B: Molecular Link between Obesity and Bipolar Disorder

PLoS Genet
PMCID: 4900636
PMID: 27280443
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006104

[…] s1516725, rs1516726, rs4234589, rs4686728, rs4686730, rs6777779, rs6809651, rs7433760, rs9824882, rs7647305 and rs9816226. P-values of association with BMI and/or bipolar disorder were retrieved from GWAS central []. Pairwise linkage disequilibrium (LD) between the SNPs were retrieved from SNAP proxy [], using “1000 Genome Pilot 1” as the SNP data set, and CEU as the population panel. was generat […]


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GWAS Central institution(s)
Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
GWAS Central funding source(s)
Supported by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement 200754, GEN2PHEN.

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