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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]
02/12/14 Kobayashi D
July 08, 2013
Mol Pain
Genome-wide association study of sensory disturbances in the inferior alveolar nerve after bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy.
Sensory disturbances after bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy Up to 105 individuals Up to 200 individuals 12q13.3 STAT6 NAB2; STAT6 rs1059513-? nearGene-3;ncRNA NR 7 x 10-6 (Hypoesthesia, Recessive) NR Illumina
01/08/14 Bonnelykke K
June 30, 2013
Nat Genet
Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies ten loci influencing allergic sensitization.
Allergic sensitization 5,789 European ancestry cases, 10,056 European ancestry controls 6,114 European ancestry cases, 9,920 European ancestry controls 12q13.3 STAT6 NAB2; STAT6 rs1059513-T nearGene-3;ncRNA 0.9 1 x 10-14 1.3 [1.21-1.39] Affymetrix & Illumina
[~2.5 million] (Imputed)
12/16/11 Granada M
November 08, 2011
J Allergy Clin Immunol
A genome-wide association study of plasma total IgE concentrations in the Framingham Heart Study.
IgE levels 6,819 European ancestry individuals 7,809 European ancestry indivduals 12q13.3 STAT6, NAB2 NAB2; STAT6 rs1059513-C nearGene-3;ncRNA NR 2 x 10-12 .12 [NR] unit decrease Affymetrix
[2,540,223] (imputed)
03/30/10 Rothenberg ME
March 07, 2010
Nat Genet
Common variants at 5q22 associate with pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (pediatric) 181 European ancestry cases, 1,974 European ancestry controls 170 European ancestry cases, 1,130 European ancestry controls 12q13.3 STAT6 STAT6 rs167769-T intron 0.37 2 x 10-6 1.36 [1.10-1.69] Illumina

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