What is HUGR
The Hebrew University Genetic Resource (HUGR) consists of DNA samples from 16 diseases. For most diseases, there are more than
500 samples per disease and a common panel of over 5,000 healthy controls. Each sample
contains extensive phenotypic information, including family history, disease characterization,
drug treatments, efficacy and adverse events. All samples were prospectively collected
using standardized clinical criteria and following standard ethical guidelines applicable
to this kind of study.
All samples were collected from the Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ)
population. The careful collection of the samples from the AJ community in Israel
significantly increases the value of this cohort due to their genetic and environmental
homogeneity (see: The Value of Homogeneity for Association
Studies and also Scientific Publications Using HUGR).
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides unrestricted access to HUGR via a
genotyping service that uses Kbioscience
genotyping technology and services. All genotyping is centrally conducted and DNA is not
provided. The service is provided under complete confidentiality and results belong solely
to the ordering person/entity.