Research & Services | SNP-Disease Association via a Comprehensive DNA Resource

Prof. Darvasi Ariel, HUJI, Faculty of Science, The Alexander Silberman Institute for Life Sciences


DNA, DNA samples, genetic research of diseases, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)



  • Provision of access to DNA samples of 16 common diseases to conduct association studies of specific single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and specific diseases

Research provided

  • Access to  DNA samples from 16 common diseases: Type I diabetes, type II diabetes, asthma, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, migraine, hypertension, coronary artery disease, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and rheumatoid arthritis
  • More than 500 samples per disease for most diseases and a common panel of 6000 healthy controls
  • Customers may request to genotype any number of SNPs on any number of samples (cases and controls)
  • Genotyping is performed in a central laboratory and included within the service (DNA is not shipped to customers)


  • Family history, disease characterization, drug treatments, efficacy and adverse events, recorded in an electronic database. All samples were collected using strict and standardized clinical criteria from a homogeneous population
  • All samples were collected under the appropriate ethical guidelines including proper informed consent and approval of ethical committees (IRB)
  • All samples were collected in Israel from the Ashkenazi Jewish population significantly increasing the genetic and environmental homogeneity of the samples
  • Results belong solely to the customer
  • Completely confidential service


Michal Bronstein michalbr@savion.huji.ac.il 

Contact for more information:

Itzik Goldwaser
VP, Head of Research Collaborations
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