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Genetic Analysis of Population-based Association Studies Virtual Course

September 21 2020 - September 25 2020

This advanced course aims to give researchers involved in genetic disease studies a firm grounding in the use of the latest statistical methods and software for analysis of genetic association studies.

The programme will include lecture, discussion and computer-based practical sessions covering the following topics:

  • Introduction to genetic association studies
  • Basic association analysis and meta-analysis
  • Quality control and population structure
  • Haplotype estimation and genotype imputation
  • Heritability and mixed models
  • Analysis of rare variants
  • Mendelian randomisation
  • Post-GWAS interrogation
  • Practical Sessions

The application deadline for this course is 16th July 2020, please see the Wellcome Genome Campus website for more information.

With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.