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The International Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium (IT1DGC)

  • What is IT1DGC?
  • IT1DGC Objectives
  • IT1DGC Centers
  • 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.

    IT1DGC Objectives

    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.

    IT1DGC Centers

    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.

    DATA COORDINATING CENTER
    THE WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
    Winston-Salem, NC


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