This web site was copied prior to January 20, 2005. It is now a Federal record managed by the National Archives and Records Administration. External links, forms, and search boxes may not function within this collection. Learn more.   [hide]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Home Search CDC CDC Health Topics A-Z    
Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention  
Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention
Welcome to HuGENet™

Human Genome Epidemiology Network, or HuGENet™ is a global collaboration of individuals and organizations committed to the assessment of the impact of human genome variation on population health and how genetic information can be used to improve health and prevent disease.

HuGENet™ collaborators come from multiple disciplines such as epidemiology, genetics, clinical medicine, policy, public health, education, and biomedical sciences. As of April 1, 2004, HuGENet™ included 664 collaborators from 43 countries worldwide.  HuGENet™ collaborators are students, researchers, teachers, clinicians, public health professionals and other health related fields.

triangle button Learn more about HuGENet™ purpose, goals and activities

What's New?
Read about the latest news and events happening in HuGENet™.

HuGE Funding
Learn about funding opportunities for population-based research projects.

HuGE Published Literature database:
Continuously updated database of published epidemiology articles on human genes dating back to October 2000 and featured in the CDC Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention (OGDP) Weekly Update. The database can be searched by gene, disease or interacting factors. The database is part of the Genomics and Disease Prevention Information System (GDPInfo).

Genotype Prevalence database
An online repository for human genotype prevalence data from HuGE Reviews and selected published studies. The database includes a description of the study population, references to the published report, and genotype frequency data that are stratified by geographic area, and in some instances, race and gender.

HuGE Book
Human Genome Epidemiology:  A Scientific Foundation for Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease.
Edited by Muin J. Khoury, Julian Little, and Wylie Burke (2004)

HuGE Case Studies
Examinations of specific gene–disease associations, gene-environment interactions with questions and discussion that can be used to teach concepts of human genome epidemiology.

HuGE e-Journal Club
An electronic discussion forum where population-based studies of the impact of human genetic variation on health and disease are abstracted, summarized, presented, and discussed through the HuGENet™ listserv.

HuGE Fact Sheets
Two to three page summaries of what is known about particular genes, their variants, and associated disease(s).

HuGE Reviews
In-depth reviews using a standard structure that identifies a gene's allelic variants and describes what is known about the frequency of these variants in different populations, the association of these variants with disease, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions, and associated genetic tests.

HuGE informed consent materials
CDC Public health perspective, journal article, informed consent template and supplemental brochure for population-based research involving genetics.

Related publications
Reports, commentaries and other publications related to the concept of human genome epidemiology and HuGENet™.

Give us your comments or ask questions about HuGENet™.

Last Updated October 28, 2004