NIH announces availability of new genetic data in online database
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Thursday, February 27, 2014
On Feb. 26 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that researchers will now have access to genetic data linked to medical information on a diverse group of more than 78,000 people, enabling investigations into the potential genetic underpinnings of a variety of diseases that affect people in adulthood, including depression and insomnia. The data, from one of the nation’s largest and most diverse genomics projects — Genetic Epidemiology Research on Aging (GERA) — have just been made available to qualified researchers through the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP), an online genetics database of the National Institutes of Health.