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Unique identifier OMICS_07296
Name GWASdb
Restrictions to use None
Version 2.0
Maintained Yes


  • Primates
    • Homo sapiens


  • person_outline Junwen Wang

Publications for GWASdb

GWASdb citations


The SNPcurator: literature mining of enriched SNP disease associations

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

[…] ease 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 contained in free […]


Genome wide mapping of genetic determinants influencing DNA methylation and gene expression in human hippocampus

Nat Commun
PMCID: 5688097
PMID: 29142228
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01818-4

[…] n-sensitive hippocampal QTL-SNPs might exert meaningful susceptibility effects of trait-associated SNPs. Notably, 997 CADD5 meQTL-SNPs and 42 CADD5 eQTL-SNPs directly matched GWAS trait-SNPs from the GWASdb v2 catalog at a significance level of P < 5.0 × 10−8 (Supplementary Data  and ).In summary, our catalogs of cis-acting hippocampal meQTLs and eQTLs provide a valuable resource for the scientifi […]


Functional annotation of Alzheimer's disease associated loci revealed by GWASs

PLoS One
PMCID: 5484478
PMID: 28650998
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179677

[…] e (NHGRI) catalog of published GWAS provides a publicly available, manually curated collection of published GWAS assaying at least 100000 SNPs and all SNP-trait associations with P < 1 × 10−5 []. The GWASdb provides information of genetic variants except for that annotated in the NHGRI GWAS Catalog and manually curated the SNPs that are marginally significant (P < 1.0 × 10−3), collected from suppl […]


Exploring genetic associations with ceRNA regulation in the human genome

Nucleic Acids Res
PMCID: 5449616
PMID: 28472449
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkx331

[…] hways (). We used SNVrap to annotate genetic variants (,), and grouped the genome-wide association study (GWAS) traits according to ontology mapping (human phenotype ontology and disease ontology) of GWASdb (). We used six statistical measurements from dbPSHP (), including difference of derived allele frequency (DDAF) (), fixation Index (FST) (), Tajima's D (), integrated haplotype score (iHS) (), […]


Long noncoding RNA LINC00305 promotes inflammation by activating the AHRR NF κB pathway in human monocytes

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5385552
PMID: 28393844
DOI: 10.1038/srep46204
call_split See protocol

[…] GWAS SNPs associated with atherosclerosis (P-value < 0.0001) were collected from GWASdb database, which include comprehensive GWAS summary statistics from various resources. We then selected candidate variants located in the non-coding regions to identify disease-associated loci. […]


The 2016 database issue of Nucleic Acids Research and an updated molecular biology database collection

Nucleic Acids Res
PMCID: 4702933
PMID: 26740669
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkv1356

[…] ul resource that will help researchers achieve a better understanding of this recently emerged epigenetic phenomenon.A significant fraction of the databases profiled in this issue (including ClinVar, GWASdb, HaploReg and others) are dedicated to human genetic variation as it relates to disease, primarily cancer, and various aspects of drug research. These include resources on patented drugs, their […]


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GWASdb institution(s)
Centre for Genomic Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China; School of Biomedical Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China; Department of Anaesthesiology, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China; Department of Pathology, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China; Quantitative Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA; Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA; Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA; State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Department of Psychiatry, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
GWASdb funding source(s)
Supported by the Research Grants Council, Hong Kong SAR, China [17121414M, 17124614M]; and National Natural Science Foundation of China [91229105, 81572786, 9152930007].

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