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Genetic Users Group meeting

Sep 14, 2018 2:00 PM

On 14th September, senior scientists at the University of Oxford attended a CKB Genetic Research Users Group meeting.

CKB-BGI-BDI multi-omics workshop

Sep 10, 2018 5:00 PM

ON the 10 September CKB held a joint workshop at the Big Data Institute, Oxford, with a delegation from BGI (visiting from Shenzhen, China).

Prospective data now available to all open access users.

Sep 1, 2018 12:00 AM

From September 2018 all researchers can now access cause specific mortality and 1st resurvey data alongside the cross-sectional data collected at baseline. This prospective data was first made available to researchers in China in May 2018.

Use of genetic data to predict effects of vitamin D supplements on risk of diabetes

May 2, 2018 5:00 PM

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, but low blood levels of vitamin D have also been linked with higher risks of diabetes. Experts have debated whether low vitamin D status increases the risk of diabetes, or is just a marker of overall poor health. Researchers at Oxford University used Mendelian Randomisation to dissect the causal effect of vitamin D on risk of diabetes. This method uses genetic variants resulting in life-long differences in blood levels of vitamin D that can mimic the effect of a trial of vitamin D supplementation.