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The ENIGMA project


A number of groups around the world are now conducting brain imaging studies of normal individuals with MRI, DTI, and fMRI, and also obtaining (or planning to obtain) genomewide association scan (GWAS) data. The best return on our research investments will come from combining our data to achieve the large samples (thousands of subjects) necessary to detect the modest gene effect sizes that we now know are the rule rather the exception for complex traits.

The ENIGMA Network brings together researchers in imaging genomics, to understand brain structure and function, based on MRI, DTI, fMRI and genomewide association scan (GWAS) data. ENIGMA stands for: Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics Through Meta-Analysis.

The ENIGMA Network has several goals:

  • to create a network of like-minded individuals, interested in pushing forward the field of imaging genetics
  • to ensure promising findings are replicated via member collaborations, in order to satisfy the mandates of most journals
  • to share ideas, algorithms, data, and information on promising findings or methods
  • to facilitate training, including workshops and conferences on key methods and emerging directions in imaging genetics.

For more information see the ENIGMA website.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 October 2014 03:08