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GCAT Genomes for Life

GCAT Genomes for Life

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A long-term prospective cohort study that was designed to integrate and assess the role of epidemiological, genomic and epigenomic factors in the development of major chronic diseases in Catalonia, a north-east region of Spain.
Start Year
2017
Funding
Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain and the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Rafael de Cid
    Fundació Institut d’Investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP)

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Participants will be followed biannually at least 20 years after recruitment.

Marker Paper

Obón-Santacana M, Vilardell M, Carreras A, et al. GCAT|Genomes for life: a prospective cohort study of the genomes of Catalonia. BMJ Open. 2018;8(3):e018324. Published 2018 Mar 27. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018324

PUBMED 29593016

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
20,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Aged 40 - 65 years

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : http://www.gcatbiobank.org/en_index/