Millions of novel genetic variants found in 1000 Swedish individuals

The results from the SweGen project are published today. Within the SweGen project, large-scale DNA sequencing methods were used to analyse the whole genome of 1000 individuals from different parts of the country.

In total 33 million genetic variants were detected, of which 10 million are novel and not reported in current databases. The variant frequency data has been made available for researchers and clinical professionals from

The study was led by Ulf Gyllensten (Uppsala University) and the findings published in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

It is now possible to apply for access to individual-level data from the SweGen project for specific research projects. Please contact the SciLifeLab Data Office (dataoffice@localhost) for more information about this.


Read the whole press release from Uppsala University.


Ameur et al. SweGen: a whole-genome data resource of genetic variability in a cross-section of the Swedish population, European Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication 23 August 2017; doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2017.130


Last updated: 2017-08-23

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