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In a new FinnGen publication, a MFGE8 gene variant - typical of the Finnish population - that protects against heart diseases was identified.

FinnGen brings together the nation-wide network of Finnish biobanks.

Every Finn can be a part of the FinnGen study by giving a biobank consent.
Samples available
546 800
Samples needed by 2023: 520 000
Current data freeze
429 200
combined genotype and health registry data

Samples from biobanks

The FinnGen study will utilise samples collected by a nationwide network of Finnish biobanks. The study is based on combining genome information with digital health care data from national health registries.

Take part

Samples are needed from all over Finland in the thousands, because solutions in the field of personalized healthcare can be found only by looking at large masses. Every Finn can be a part of the FinnGen study by giving a biobank consent.

Everybody benefits

The genome data produced during the project will be owned by the Finnish biobanks, and remain available for researcher purposes. The medical breakthroughs that arise from the project will eventually benefit health care systems and patients globally.

Collaboration is the key

The collaborative nature of the FinnGen research project is exceptional compared to many other studies. The study involves all the same actors as drug development. With this open cooperation, we hope to speed up the emergence of new innovations.

Data freeze 7 results and summary statistics available!

Results can be browsed online using the FinnGen web browser and the summary statistics downloaded
This data freeze consists of >309,000 individuals, almost 17 M variants and 3,095 disease endpoints. To get more information about how to access the results and summary statistics, please follow this link:
Wood anemones and the text: "FinnGen Data Freeze 7 results now available".

News

A variant typical of the Finnish population that protects against heart diseases was identified in the FinnGen genomic study coordinated by the University of Helsinki. The risk of developing heart diseases is roughly one-fifth lower in carriers of the variant compared to the population on average.
FinnGen data analysis environment, FinnGen Sandbox, is now one of the few certified secure operating environments in Finland. The certificate was granted on 20th April 2022 and is valid for five years.