Development of a human genome-variation database


  • Completed
  • Database Integration Coordination Program (DICP)
  • Projects funded in FY 2011

Name and affiliation of Research Director


Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo

Outline of R&D

New disease-associated genes, polymorphisms, and mutations are constantly being reported. However, elucidation of disease mechanisms is not easy, due to the contributions of multiple factors to each disease, contributions of single factors to multiple diseases, and genomic differences among human populations. This project constructs a database by collecting, analyzing, and organizing results from large-scale genome-wide studies of relevant associations among genomes, gene polymorphisms, mutations, diseases, and clinical information, with a focus on Asian populations. The project aims to promote studies of genetic factors and molecular epidemiology of diseases and to accelerate realization of individualized medicine.

Main database(s) subject to research and development

Period of research and development

April 2011 to March 2014

DocumentsOnly in Japanese

Presentation documents


EvaluationOnly in Japanese

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