CSVS, a crowdsourcing database of the Spanish population genetic variability
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Oxford Univ Press
Peña-Chilet, M., Roldán, G., Perez-Florido, J., Ortuño, F. M., Carmona, R., Aquino, V., ... & Dopazo, J. (2021). CSVS, a crowdsourcing database of the Spanish population genetic variability. Nucleic Acids Research, 49(D1), D1130-D1137. [doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa794]
SponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness SAF2017-88908-R PT17/0009/0006 PI19/00321 CIBERER ACCI-06/07/0036 PI14-948 PI171659; Regional Government of Madrid, RAREGenomicsCM B2017/BMD3721 B2017/BMD-3721; European Union (EU); European Union (EU) 676559; University Chair UAM-IIS-FJD of Genomic Medicine; Ramon Areces Foundation
The knowledge of the genetic variability of the local population is of utmost importance in personalized medicine and has been revealed as a critical factor for the discovery of new disease variants. Here, we present the Collaborative Spanish Variability Server (CSVS), which currently contains more than 2000 genomes and exomes of unrelated Spanish individuals. This database has been generated in a collaborative crowdsourcing effort collecting sequencing data produced by local genomic projects and for other purposes. Sequences have been grouped by ICD10 upper categories. A web interface allows querying the database removing one or more ICD10 categories. In this way, aggregated counts of allele frequencies of the pseudo-control Spanish population can be obtained for diseases belonging to the category removed. Interestingly, in addition to pseudo-control studies, some population studies can be made, as, for example, prevalence of pharmacogenomic variants, etc. In addition, this genomic data has been used to define the first Spanish Genome Reference Panel (SGRP1.0) for imputation. This is the first local repository of variability entirely produced by a crowdsourcing effort and constitutes an example for future initiatives to characterize local variabilityworldwide. CSVS is also part of the GA4GH Beacon network.