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Genetics Research in Electronic Health Records Linked to DNA Biobanks

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We have been approached to lead a Research Topic in Frontiers in Genetics on research in DNA biobanks. We have developed a series of papers that cover a breadth of topics in this area.
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We have been approached to lead a Research Topic in Frontiers in Genetics on research in DNA biobanks. We have developed a series of papers that cover a breadth of topics in this area.

We will solicit a manuscript on each topic below. The set of papers will be submitted to the journal for review in early fall, 2013. Electronic Health records (EHR) linked to DNA biobanks is an emerging area of research and would be of broad interest to the readership of Frontiers in Genetics.

Imputation and QC for combining genome-wide datasets
Evaluation of population stratification in large biobanks linked to EHR
State of the state in returning genomics research results
EMR-linked GWAS study: Investigation of variation landscape of loci for Body Mass Index in children
PheWAS in EHR datasets
Using publicly available controls for GWAS studies
Review of eMERGE progress in genomics – first 6 years
Replication of metabolic phenotypes from EHR data using the CardioMetabochip
Analysis pipeline for the epistasis search – statistical versus biological filtering
Genetic risk prediction
The struggle to find reliable results in exome sequencing data
EMR-linked CNV: Meta analysis of copy number variants across the emerge network
EMR-linked LoF: Assessing the functional consequence of loss of function variants using the electronic medical record
EMR-linked framework for assessing drug-genome interactions


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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