NHLBI TOPMed: Whole Genome Sequencing of Venous Thromboembolism (WGS of VTE)


The description below was taken directly from the NCBI database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP):

This study is part of the NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Whole Genome Sequencing Program. TOPMed is part of a broader Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to provide disease treatments that are tailored to an individual's unique genes and environment. TOPMed will contribute to this initiative through the integration of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) and other -omics (e.g., metabolic profiles, protein and RNA expression patterns) data with molecular, behavioral, imaging, environmental, and clinical data. In doing so, this program aims to uncover factors that increase or decrease the risk of disease, to identify subtypes of disease, and to develop more targeted and personalized treatments. Two genotype call sets derived from WGS are now available, Freeze 5b (GRCh38) and Freeze 8 (GRCh38), with largely overlapping sample sets. Information about how to identify other TOPMed WGS accessions for cross-study analysis, as well as descriptions of TOPMed methods of data acquisition, data processing and quality control, are provided in the accompanying documents, "TOPMed Whole Genome Sequencing Project - Freeze 5b, Phases 1 and 2" and "TOPMed Whole Genome Sequencing Project - Freeze 8, Phases 1-4". Please check the study list at the top of each of these methods documents to determine whether it applies to this study accession.

This study consists of 338 VTE cases from an inception cohort of Olmsted County, MN residents (OC) with a first lifetime objectively-diagnosed idiopathic VTE during the 40-year study period, 1966-2005. All living study subjects were invited to provide a whole blood sample at the Mayo Clinical Research Unit for leukocyte genomic DNA and plasma collection. For living study subjects who did not provide a blood sample, we retrieved any leftover blood ("waste" blood) from samples collected as part of routine clinical diagnostic testing and used this to extract DNA after obtaining patient consent. For deceased cases, with IRB approval, we extracted DNA from any available stored tissue within the Mayo Tissue Archive. This "tissue" DNA has been successfully genotyped in prior studies. Three trained and experienced study nurse abstractors reviewed the complete medical records in the community of all potential cases.

Note: WGS sample IDs for the previous GENEVA study cases (phs000289) are included in this dataset. The phenotypes for the GENEVA study are located under the above phs number.

General information

phs#Study abbreviationStudy typeParent phs#
phs001402Mayo_VTECase Setphs000289