Sunday, June 26, 2011

PanSNPdb: The Pan-Asian SNP Genotyping Database

PanSNPdb: The Pan-Asian SNP Genotyping Database:

by Chumpol Ngamphiw, Anunchai Assawamakin, Shuhua Xu, Philip J. Shaw, Jin Ok Yang, Ho Ghang, Jong Bhak, Edison Liu, Sissades Tongsima, and the HUGO Pan-Asian SNP Consortium

The HUGO Pan-Asian SNP consortium conducted the largest survey to date of human genetic diversity among Asians by sampling 1,719 unrelated individuals among 71 populations from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. We have constructed a database (PanSNPdb), which contains these data and various new analyses of them. PanSNPdb is a research resource in the analysis of the population structure of Asian peoples, including linkage disequilibrium patterns, haplotype distributions, and copy number variations. Furthermore, PanSNPdb provides an interactive comparison with other SNP and CNV databases, including HapMap3, JSNP, dbSNP and DGV and thus provides a comprehensive resource of human genetic diversity. The information is accessible via a widely accepted graphical interface used in many genetic variation databases. Unrestricted access to PanSNPdb and any associated files is available at:

(Via PLoS ONE Genetics and Genomics.)