Explore genetic variation on a global scale

Research diverse human populations

Multi-Ethnic Genotyping Array Consortium

The Multi-Ethnic Global Array (MEGA) Consortium sought a cost-effective, high-throughput approach for large-scale population research across diverse human populations. Consortium partners designed MEGA microarrays using tagging strategies with the power to detect both common and rare variants in the most commonly studied 5 superpopulations.

Content was leveraged from participating genomics consortia, including the Consortium on Asthma among African-ancestry Populations in the Americas (CAAPA) and the Population Architecture in Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) study, to produce arrays with comprehensive multi-ethnic coverage, and updated functional and exome content.

Expanded Multi-Ethnic Genotyping Array (MEGAEX) offers improved coverage in European, East Asian, and South Asian populations.

Biobanks Use MEGAEX to Analyze Tissue Collections

Personalized medicine programs will combine genomic data with clinical information to gain insight to complex disease.

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Multi-Ethnic Genotyping Array (MEGA) products are now commercially available.
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Consortium on Asthma among African-ancestry Populations in the Americas (CAAPA)

Targeted sequencing of solid tumors can identify somatic mutations associated with cancer, even among highly heterogeneous tissues. Comprehensively assess all genes associated with solid tumors, including lung, colon, breast, melanoma, gastric, and ovarian cancers.

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Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE)

The PAGE consortium seeks to guide genomic and epidemiologic studies by defining how genetic variants identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are related to a person’s biological and physical characteristics.

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