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Question of the week:

Can anyone suggest some tool or validated database…where I can get disease associated SNP data ( like diabetes, etc) and the corresponding PMIDs/ the number of caeses,controls and population studied…

The answers are excellent. The one below was the second highest voted answer, and excellent of course. The highest voted one was a snippet of sql code to query UCSC database for just this answer. Take a look!

roughly speaking, what you (and lots of people around the world) would like to do is actually the main purpose of the HVP project, which is encouraging the creation of locus specific databases (LSDBs) that would collate disease specific variations. right now, all we can do are just 2 things: