ExAC Edit

Citations: 2255

z-index: 751.67

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Short name ExAC
Full name Exome Aggregation Consortium
Description The Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) is a coalition of investigators seeking to aggregate and harmonize exome sequencing data from a variety of large-scale sequencing projects, and to make summary data available for the wider scientific community. The data set provided on this website spans 60,706 unrelated individuals sequenced as part of various disease-specific and population genetic studies. We have removed individuals affected by severe pediatric disease, so this data set should serve as a useful reference set of allele frequencies for severe disease studies. All of the raw data from these projects have been reprocessed through the same pipeline, and jointly variant-called to increase consistency across projects.
URL http://exac.broadinstitute.org/about
Year founded 2014
Last update & version 2016 0.3.1
Availability Free to all users
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University/Institution hosted Broad Institute
Address Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA
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Country/Region United States
Contact name (PI/Team) Daniel G MacArthur
Contact email (PI/Helpdesk) macarthur@atgu.mgh.harvard.edu
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  • Analysis of protein-coding genetic variation in 60,706 humans. [PMID: 27535533]
    Monkol Lek, Konrad J Karczewski, Eric V Minikel, Kaitlin E Samocha, Eric Banks, Timothy Fennell, Anne H O'Donnell-Luria, James S Ware, Andrew J Hill, Beryl B Cummings, Taru Tukiainen, Daniel P Birnbaum, Jack A Kosmicki, Laramie E Duncan, Karol Estrada, Fengmei Zhao, James Zou, Emma Pierce-Hoffman, Joanne Berghout, David N Cooper, Nicole Deflaux, Mark DePristo, Ron Do, Jason Flannick, Menachem Fromer, Laura Gauthier, Jackie Goldstein, Namrata Gupta, Daniel Howrigan, Adam Kiezun, Mitja I Kurki, Ami Levy Moonshine, Pradeep Natarajan, Lorena Orozco, Gina M Peloso, Ryan Poplin, Manuel A Rivas, Valentin Ruano-Rubio, Samuel A Rose, Douglas M Ruderfer, Khalid Shakir, Peter D Stenson, Christine Stevens, Brett P Thomas, Grace Tiao, Maria T Tusie-Luna, Ben Weisburd, Hong-Hee Won, Dongmei Yu, David M Altshuler, Diego Ardissino, Michael Boehnke, John Danesh, Stacey Donnelly, Roberto Elosua, Jose C Florez, Stacey B Gabriel, Gad Getz, Stephen J Glatt, Christina M Hultman, Sekar Kathiresan, Markku Laakso, Steven McCarroll, Mark I McCarthy, Dermot McGovern, Ruth McPherson, Benjamin M Neale, Aarno Palotie, Shaun M Purcell, Danish Saleheen, Jeremiah M Scharf, Pamela Sklar, Patrick F Sullivan, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Ming T Tsuang, Hugh C Watkins, James G Wilson, Mark J Daly, Daniel G MacArthur, null null

    Large-scale reference data sets of human genetic variation are critical for the medical and functional interpretation of DNA sequence changes. Here we describe the aggregation and analysis of high-quality exome (protein-coding region) DNA sequence data for 60,706 individuals of diverse ancestries generated as part of the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC). This catalogue of human genetic diversity contains an average of one variant every eight bases of the exome, and provides direct evidence for the presence of widespread mutational recurrence. We have used this catalogue to calculate objective metrics of pathogenicity for sequence variants, and to identify genes subject to strong selection against various classes of mutation; identifying 3,230 genes with near-complete depletion of predicted protein-truncating variants, with 72% of these genes having no currently established human disease phenotype. Finally, we demonstrate that these data can be used for the efficient filtering of candidate disease-causing variants, and for the discovery of human 'knockout' variants in protein-coding genes.

    Nature 2016:536(7616)

    2255 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2019-04-13)

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  • Ranking in all databases: No. 2
  • Ranking in category/categories:
    • Genotype phenotype and variation: No. 1
    • Health and medicine: No. 1
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