FinnGen data freeze 10 results now publicly available!

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 10 results and summary statistics now available!

Results can be browsed online using the FinnGen web browser and the summary statistics downloaded
This data freeze consists of >412,000 individuals, more than 21.3 M variants and 2,408 disease endpoints. To get more information about how to access the results and summary statistics, please follow this link:
Birches with the text "New FinnGen GWAS results".


Hereditary risk of colorectal cancer should be assessed in a more comprehensive way, shows a study led by researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Using comprehensive genetic information, the age and frequency of screening could be tailored based on individual risk.
The largest genetic study of gestational diabetes to date has led to a discovery of nine novel genetic regions linked to this severe and common pregnancy complication. The results shed light on previously unknown physiological mechanisms related to the development of diabetes that involve adaptive changes in the brain during pregnancy.

New accessible and engaging FinnGen communication resource available!

Scroll through the website to learn about the FinnGen project, its goals, processes and its impact in Finland and around the world.
Can you imagine what genetic diversity looks like in large populations or visualise where genes are located on chromosomes in relation to each other? We teamed up with Aalto University to produce a resource that uses data visualisation to tell the FinnGen story to a wider audience.
Screenshots from the scrollytelling website.
Communicating genetic research with the help of information design

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
629 000
Samples needed by 2023: 520 000
Current data freeze
520 210
combined genotype and health registry data