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Center Common Disease Genomics [CCDG] - Cardiovascular: Partners Biobank

CCDGphs002018.v1.p1dbGapdbGap FHIR


This study is a part of NHGRI's Center for Common Disease Genomics, a collaborative large-scale genome sequencing effort to comprehensively identify rare risk and protective variants contributing to multiple common disease phenotypes. Current estimates anticipate that the CCDG program will perform whole genome sequencing of 140K individuals and whole exome sequencing of 225K individuals over the course of the project.

The Cardiovascular Disease working group of the CCDG considered five diseases: early-onset coronary artery disease (EOCAD), stroke, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure and type 2 diabetes. CAD is the leading cause of death in the world and common variant association studies show that our understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms is incomplete (e.g, >2/3 of the 63 common variants previously mapped for CAD do not directly relate to known risk factors). CAD is representative of a class of common diseases with onset at middle age. When CAD occurs early in life, there is a stronger inherited component. In addition, there is empirical evidence that a burden of rare coding alleles in individual genes contribute to risk for CAD. Source:

For this study, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard generated genetic data for ~13,500 individuals from the Partners Biobank, including using whole exome sequencing and whole genome genotyping (Infinium Global Screening Array), with 550 samples from patients with myocardial infarction, a type of EOCAD. Partners Biobank, launched in 2010, is a biobank composed of samples from Partners hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. The Biobank has enrolled >100K individuals to study how genes, lifestyle, and other factors affect people's health and contribute to disease.


16.38 TBSize


Consent CodesConsortia Access Only, HMB
Diseasesmyocardial infarction
AccessConsortium Access Only, Controlled Access
Study DesignControl Set
Data TypesTBD, Exome

Terra Workspaces

This study has been divided into the following workspaces by consent codes and optionally the originating laboratory.

Terra Workspace NameConsent CodeDiseaseAccessStudy DesignData TypeSamplesParticipantsSize (TB)
AnVIL_CCDG_Broad_CVD_EOCAD_PartnersBiobank_HMB_ArraysConsortia Access Only--Control SetTBD13,15213,1523.46
AnVIL_CCDG_Broad_CVD_EOCAD_PartnersBiobank_HMB_WESHMBmyocardial infarctionControl SetExome13,33213,33212.92