Children's Health Study: Integrative Genomics and Environmental Research of Asthma

Approx. Sample Size to be Sequenced: 
231

Project:

PI: 
Frank Gilliland
Starting Phase: 
Phase 3
Phases Involved: 
3
Phenotype Liaison: 
Data Set contact(s): 
Short Name: 
ChildrensHS_IGERA
Sequencing Center(s) Phase 3: 
Northwest Genomics Center
Type of Sequencing: 
WGS
Sequencing External Funding: 
TOPMed Accession #: 
Description: 

The Integrative Genomics and Environmental Research of Asthma (IGERA) Study was proposed to collect immortalized cell lines, RNA, cDNA and DNA from 400 well-characterized subjects who participated in the southern California Children’s Health Study (CHS) and to develop an accompanying database for these samples consisting of extensive phenotype, exposure, genome-wide genotype, gene expression, and methylation data. The study participants were enrolled from the original southern California Children’s Health Study (CHS) with Institutional Review Board oversight and receipt of informed consent from all participants. A subset of Hispanic-White participants (n=160) were included in the TOPMed project, including 77 asthma cases and 83 controls.