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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]
10/21/14 Zeng Z
February 18, 2014
Caries Res
Genome-wide association study of primary dentition pit-and-fissure and smooth surface caries.
Smooth-surface caries 1006 European ancestry individuals NA 6q27 RNASET2,RPS6KA2 RNASET2 rs3798305-T intron 0.0103 7 x 10-6 4.8339 [NR] unit increase Illumina
[1,216,189] Imputed
02/26/13 Wang X
December 21, 2012
BMC Oral Health
Genome-wide association scan of dental caries in the permanent dentition.
Dental caries 1,483 European ancestry comparatively younger individuals, 5,960 European ancestry comparatively older individuals NA 6q27 RPS6KA2 RPS6KA2 rs635808-? intron NR 1 x 10-7 (Comparatively Younger) NR Illumina and Affymetrix
[~ 1.4 Million] (imputed)
02/12/13 Jostins L
November 01, 2012
Host-microbe interactions have shaped the genetic architecture of inflammatory bowel disease.
Inflammatory bowel disease 12,924 European ancestry cases, 21,442 European ancestry controls 25,683 European ancestry cases, 17,015 European ancestry controls 6q27 CCR6,RPS6KA2,RNASET2 RNASET2 - MIR3939 rs1819333-T 0.523 7 x 10-21 1.081 [1.051-1.113] Affymetrix & Illumina
[1.23 million](imputed)

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