Population samples and genotyping technology


Steven J. Mack
Department of Human Genetics
Roche Molecular Systems
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
1145 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda, CA
Tel: 1 510 814 2949
Fax: 1 510 522 1285
e-mail: steve.mack@contractors.roche.com


The 14th International HLA (human leukocyte antigen) Immunogenetics Workshop (14th-IHIWS) Biostatistics and Anthropology/Human Genetic Diversity project continues the population sampling, genotype data generation, and biostatistic analyses of the 13th International Histocompatibility Workshop Anthropology/Human Genetic Diversity Component, with the overall goal of further characterizing global HLA allele and haplotype diversity and better describing the relationships between major histocompatibility complex diversity, geography, linguistics, and population history. Since the 13th Workshop, new investigators have and continue to be recruited to the project and new high-resolution class I and class II genotype data are being generated for 112 population samples from around the world.