RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
This site provides summary statistics files of the GWAS using Japanese (mainly) subjects from BioBank Japan (BBJ, for all samples in QTL studies and the case samples in case-control studies) and collaborators (IMM; Iwate Medical Megabank, JPHC; Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study, J-MICC; the Japan Multi-Institutional Collaborative Cohort study, and TMM; Tohoku Medical Megabank, for the control samples in case-control studies).
BBJ started at the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo in 2003. To date, the BBJ Project has collected around 200,000 individuals with disease cases consisting of 47 various diseases. These subjects were recruited from 12 medical institutes in Japan including, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, the Cancer Institute Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Juntendo University, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital, Nippon Medical School, Nihon University School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Tokushukai Hospitals, Shiga University of Medical Science, Fukujuji Hospital, National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital, and Iizuka Hospital.