Disease Association

The application of NGS-HLA typing to screen susceptibility to certain diseases could be useful to further refine and pinpoint the causative HLA polymorphism. One of the goals of the 17th IHIWS disease component is to collect NGS HLA-disease association data conducted worldwide on autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, cancers, and identify additional genetic determinants predisposing to disease. Investigators may submit both family and population based NGS HLA data or samples only.