Project description:The Integrative Genomics and Environmental Research of Asthma (IGERA) Study was proposed to collect immortalized cell lines, RNA, cDNA and DNA from 400 well-characterized subjects who participated in the southern California Children's Health Study (CHS) and to develop an accompanying database for these samples consisting of extensive phenotype, exposure, genome-wide genotype, gene expression, and methylation data. A subset of Hispanic-White participants (n=160) were included in the TOPMed project, including 77 asthma cases and 83 controls.
Project description:The Integrative Genetic Approaches to Gene-Air Pollution Interactions in Asthma (GAP) study was proposed to use an innovative genetics approach in mice and humans to identify novel variants that interact with traffic-related pollutant exposures to affect lung function phenotypes and the risk of childhood asthma. The study participants were enrolled from the original southern California Children's Health Study (CHS). In the TOPMed project, seven Hispanic White participants who did not have asthma history were included in the WGS analysis.