Whole genome association studies

Genetic Future reports: First ever association study using whole genome sequences.

New-technology DNA sequencing provider Complete Genomics will provide near-complete genome sequences of 100 individuals to the Institute for Systems Biology, driving the first ever association study for a complex trait using whole-genome sequencing. Here’s the press release, and GenomeWeb has some additional information

This study was done by Complete Genomics, and as Daniel mentions, does indicate some changes and advances to come. Read the entire post, he mentions some things learned at ASHG about how these studies will look in the future, and particularly, this sentence…

Now the real challenge - coming up with ways of handling the massive volumes of data generated by these technologies

goes to the heart of something I see as a very important question. Not only the right tools but funding them.

An embarrassment of riches.