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A Catalog of Published Genome-Wide Association Studies

Update (5/12/15): The NHGRI-EBI GWAS Catalog has moved to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) at Users may now find the new search interface and updated content at this site.  Questions about the GWAS Catalog may be directed to

Why has the catalog moved to EMBL-EBI?
From September 2010 to the present, delivery and development of the Catalog has been a collaborative project between EMBL-EBI and NHGRI. In March 2015 the Catalog infrastructure moved to EMBL-EBI to enable delivery of an improved user interface, including ontology driven Catalog searching, and new curatorial infrastructure, supporting improved QC processes. Catalog content available through this original GWAS Catalog website was last updated on February 20th 2015 with all previous and updated content available at EMBL-EBI. 

The new NHGRI-EBI Catalog of published genome-wide association studies (GWAS Catalog).
Read our recent article from Nucleic Acids Research.

Published Genome-Wide Associations
Credit: Darryl Leja and Teri Manolio, NHGRI; Tony Burdett, Dani Welter, and Helen Parkinson, EBI

An archived tab-delimited file of the GWAS Catalog content prior to the EBI transition is available here: Tab Delimited File

The genome-wide association study (GWAS) publications in the Catalog include a primary GWAS analysis, defined as array-based genotyping and analysis of 100,000+ pre-QC SNPs selected to tag variation across the genome and without regard to gene content.  GWAS data from published studies which are incorporated into new GWAS analyses are eligible, provided they meet the other criteria.  Studies imputing sequencing data to genotyping arrays are eligible as long as the arrays include sufficient genome-wide coverage so that the post-imputation analysis meets the definition of a GWAS analysis, as described above. The scope of the GWAS Catalog is currently being expanded to include studies of large-scale targeted/non-genome-wide arrays, including the Metabochip, Immunochip and Exome arrays. This is currently in a pilot phase where prioritization of targeted and exome array studies for inclusion in the Catalog is by 1) relevance of the trait analyzed 2) user request.  

How to cite the NHGRI GWAS Catalog:
MacArthur J, Bowler E, Cerezo M, Gil L, Hall P, Hastings E, Junkins H, McMahon A, Milano A, Morales J, Pendlington Z, Welter D, Burdett T, Hindorff L, Flicek P, Cunningham F, and Parkinson H. The new NHGRI-EBI Catalog of published genome-wide association studies (GWAS Catalog). Nucleic Acids Research, 2017, Vol. 45 (Database issue): D896-D901.

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Notice: The updated Catalog content may now be searched at

An archived, tab-delimited file of the GWAS Catalog content prior to the EBI transition is available here: Tab Delimited File

Date Added to Catalog (since 11/25/08) First Author/Date/ Journal/Study Disease/Trait Initial
Sample Description
Replication Sample Description Region Reported Gene(s) Mapped Gene(s) Strongest SNP-Risk Allele Context Risk Allele Frequency in Controls P-value
OR or beta-coefficient and [95% CI]
[SNPs passing QC]
05/10/13 Lopes MC
January 15, 2013
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci
Identification of a candidate gene for astigmatism.
Corneal astigmatism 22,100 European ancestry individuals   5p15.2 DNAH5 DNAH5 rs795544-? intron 0.17 1 x 10-6 .063 [NR] unit increase Illumina & Affymetrix
[2.8 million] (Imputed)
08/17/12 Fox CS
May 10, 2012
PLoS Genet
Genome-wide association for abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adipose reveals a novel locus for visceral fat in women.
Visceral fat 5,560 European ancestry female individuals, 4,997 European ancestry male individuals NA 5p15.2 DNAH5 LINC01194 - RPS23P5 rs10066447-T 0.23 7 x 10-6 (women) NR Affymetrix & Illumina
[2.5 million] (imputed)
03/31/12 Tao S
January 04, 2012
A genome-wide search for loci interacting with known prostate cancer risk-associated genetic variants.
Prostate cancer (gene x gene interaction) 4,723 European ancestry cases, 4,792 European ancestry controls NA 5p15.2 DNAH5 RPS23P5 - RPL29P13 rs4463179-? NR 2 x 10-6 (rs887391) 1.5625 [1.3-1.89] Affymetrix & Illumina
[1,117,531] (imputed)
12/01/11 Ramasamy A
November 01, 2011
J Allergy Clin Immunol
A genome-wide meta-analysis of genetic variants associated with allergic rhinitis and grass sensitization and their interaction with birth order.
IgE grass sensitization 2,315 European ancestry cases, 10,032 European ancestry controls NA 5p15.2 DNAH5 DNAH5 rs6554809-C intron 0.84 3 x 10-6 1.29 [1.16-1.43] Affymetrix & Illumina
[2,217,510] (imputed)
11/25/08 O'Donnell CJ
September 19, 2007
BMC Med Genet
Genome-wide association study for subclinical atherosclerosis in major arterial territories in the NHLBI's Framingham Heart Study.
Subclinical atherosclerosis traits (other) Up to 984 individuals NA 5p15.2 DNAH5 DNAH5 rs2896103-? intron NR 5 x 10-6 (ABI) NR Affymetrix
5p15.2 DNAH5 DNAH5 rs7715811-? intron NR 6 x 10-6 (ABI) NR
5p15.2 DNAH5 DNAH5 rs1502050-? intron NR 9 x 10-6 (ABI) NR

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Catalog Data Last Updated: February 20, 2015
Web Page Text Last Updated: September 16, 2015