The Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC) selected subjects from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Alzheimer‘s Disease Centers (ADCs), the University of Miami/Duke University, the Multi-Institutional Research in Alzheimer’s Genetic Epidemiology (MIRAGE) Study, the Rush University Religious Orders Study (ROS) and Memory and Aging Project (MAP), and the Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease Among African Americans (GenerAAtions) Study. All individuals self-identified as African American and had a minimum age of 60 years at onset (cases) or last exam (cognitively-normal controls). The case and control status of subjects is based on the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke—Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association criteria. The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine performed whole exome sequencing on 3200 samples. The Genome Center for Alzheimer’s Disease (GCAD) at the University of Pennsylvania processed the data using their standardized pipeline.
Gerard D. Schellenberg, Ph.D.
Lindsay A. Farrer, Ph.D.
Jonathan L. Haines, Ph.D.
Richard P. Mayeux, MD, MSc
Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.
The Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC) supported sample preparation, whole exome sequencing and data processing through NIA grant U01AG032984. Sequencing data generation and harmonization is supported by the Genome Center for Alzheimer’s Disease, U54AG052427, and data sharing is supported by NIAGADS, U24AG041689. Samples from the National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (NCRAD), which receives government support under a cooperative agreement grant (U24 AG021886) awarded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), were used in this study. We thank contributors who collected samples used in this study, as well as patients and their families, whose help and participation made this work possible. NIH grants supported enrollment and data collection for the individual studies including: GenerAAtions R01AG20688 (PI M. Daniele Fallin, PhD); Miami/Duke R01 AG027944, R01 AG028786 (PI Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, PhD); NC A&T P20 MD000546, R01 AG28786-01A1 (PI Goldie S. Byrd, PhD); Case Western (PI Jonathan L. Haines, PhD); MIRAGE R01 AG009029 (PI Lindsay A. Farrer, PhD); ROS P30AG10161, R01AG15819, R01AG30146, TGen (PI David A. Bennett, MD); MAP R01AG17917, R01AG15819, TGen (PI David A. Bennett, MD). The NACC database is funded by NIA/NIH Grant U01 AG016976. NACC data are contributed by the NIA-funded ADCs: P30 AG019610 (PI Eric Reiman, MD), P30 AG013846 (PI Neil Kowall, MD), P30 AG062428-01 (PI James Leverenz, MD) P50 AG008702 (PI Scott Small, MD), P50 AG025688 (PI Allan Levey, MD, PhD), P50 AG047266 (PI Todd Golde, MD, PhD), P30 AG010133 (PI Andrew Saykin, PsyD), P50 AG005146 (PI Marilyn Albert, PhD), P30 AG062421-01 (PI Bradley Hyman, MD, PhD), P30 AG062422-01 (PI Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD), P50 AG005138 (PI Mary Sano, PhD), P30 AG008051 (PI Thomas Wisniewski, MD), P30 AG013854 (PI Robert Vassar, PhD), P30 AG008017 (PI Jeffrey Kaye, MD), P30 AG010161 (PI David Bennett, MD), P50 AG047366 (PI Victor Henderson, MD, MS), P30 AG010129 (PI Charles DeCarli, MD), P50 AG016573 (PI Frank LaFerla, PhD), P30 AG062429-01(PI James Brewer, MD, PhD), P50 AG023501 (PI Bruce Miller, MD), P30 AG035982 (PI Russell Swerdlow, MD), P30 AG028383 (PI Linda Van Eldik, PhD), P30 AG053760 (PI Henry Paulson, MD, PhD), P30 AG010124 (PI John Trojanowski, MD, PhD), P50 AG005133 (PI Oscar Lopez, MD), P50 AG005142 (PI Helena Chui, MD), P30 AG012300 (PI Roger Rosenberg, MD), P30 AG049638 (PI Suzanne Craft, PhD), P50 AG005136 (PI Thomas Grabowski, MD), P30 AG062715-01 (PI Sanjay Asthana, MD, FRCP), P50 AG005681 (PI John Morris, MD), P50 AG047270 (PI Stephen Strittmatter, MD, PhD).
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- NIA Alzheimer Disease Centers (ADC)
- Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease Among African Americans (GenerAAtions)
- Religious Orders Study/Memory and Aging Project (ROSMAP)
- Minority Aging Research Study (MARS)
- University of Miami (MIA)
- Multi-Institutional Research in Alzheimer’s Genetic Epidemiology (MIRAGE)
- Vanderbilt University (VAN)