Title: Biobank-scale imaging genetics for human health: Findings, perspectives, and resources
Authors: Bingxin Zhao - University of Pennsylvania (United States) [presenting]
Abstract: In recent years, the UK Biobank study has scanned over 40,000 participants' brains and bodies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition, publicly available imaging genetic datasets also emerge from several other independent studies. We collected massive individual-level MRI data from different data resources, harmonized image processing procedures, and conducted biobank-scale genetic studies for various traits resulting from diverse imaging modalities. We showcase novel clinical findings from our analyses, such as the shared genetic influences between brain and heart health. We also discuss current progress, future topics, and publicly available resources in this research area. More information about our studies is available at the Brain Imaging Genetics Knowledge Portal.