Genome of the Netherlands
Ultra-sharp genetic group portrait of the Dutch
What genetic variation is to be found in the Dutch indigenous population? Detailed knowledge about this is not only interesting in itself, it also helps to extract useful biomedical information from Dutch biobanks. The Dutch biobank collaboration BBMRI-NL has initiated the extensive Rainbow Project ‘Genome of the Netherlands’ (GoNL) because it offers unique opportunities for science and for the development of new treatments and diagnostic techniques. A close-up look at the DNA of 750 Dutch people—250 trio’s of two parents and an adult child—plus a global genetic profile of large numbers of Dutch will disclose a wealth of new information, new insights, and possible applications.
The Genome of the Netherlands is a consortium of the UMCG, LUMC, Erasmus MC, VUMC and UMCU, led by Professor Cisca Wijmenga. All the sequencing work is done by BGI Hong Kong. The project started out in 2010, and the first analysis results were published at the end of 2011. For an overview of GoNL publications, see this list: Scientific output BBMRI-NL 2011-2014
The GoNL data set is publicly available and can be used under the condition of citation.
GoNL public download pagina
GoNL data request page
Access to this dataset has been granted to over sixty parties.
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