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The International Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium (IT1DGC)
What is IT1DGC?
What is IT1DGC?
The mission of the International Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium (IT1DGC) is
to organize international efforts to identify genes that determine an individual's
risk of type 1 diabetes.
The primary aim of the IT1DGC is to ascertain, study, and establish a renewable
source of DNA on 2,500 families with at least two type 1 diabetic children, one
non-diabetic child and two parents. In addition, 5,000 families with one type 1
diabetic child, one non-diabetic child and two parents, will be identified to map
genes for type 1 diabetes through a series of geographically defined networks. Other
aims include creating a database for the scientific community with clinical, genetic,
and medical history information that would facilitate the search for type 1 diabetes
susceptibility genes and also providing a centralized DNA repository to allow targeted
studies of genetic structure and function for type 1 diabetes.
The IT1DGC is co-funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Human Genome Research Institute,
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Diabetes UK. The consortium consists of
a data coordinating center and four clinical recruitment networks in Asia-Pacific,
Europe, North America, and Latin America.
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