Welcome to Malayian Node of the Human Variome Project

The ethnic population of Malaysia comprises of 50.4% Malays and 11% other bumiputras who form the majority of the population. The other major ethnic groups are Chinese and Indians.
The proposed genome wide mapping of these ethnic groups will provide us the genetic map of the country's migration history and uncover the extent of genetic similarities between the various ethnic populations.

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: : Human Genome Variome Project  

The various collection of mutations in all genes from all countries for all to use may appear ambitious. In fact collection has been happening for some time on a small, disconnected and non-public manner. 

However, that data is not being systematically collected and made available for use of clinicians and diagnosticians around the world to assist in their clinics as well as in their in research.

Therefore, considerable interest, activity and support for the collection and curation of this data and making it available have been generated by the initiation of this activity under the banner of the Human Variome Project (Editorial: Nat Genet 39(4): 423).

The Human Variome Project (HVP)

The Human Variome Project (HVP) is conducting work in the areas of ethics, education, data collection from clinics, data collection from laboratories, data transfer & databasing (gene specific/LSDB), overall data integration and access, assessment of pathogenicity, publication, credit and incentives, developing and emerging countries and worldwide collection, funding mechanisms and governance, nomenclature and standards, human genome variation and common diseases, translation to healthcare and pilot projects.

The HVP aims to collect and curate mutations in all genes from all countries and for all to use. The project is supported by world leaders in human genetics from over 25 countries. Malaysia is one of the members of the HVP. The Malaysia Human Genome Variation Consortium has been established and acts as the Malaysian node of the HVP.

More info on the HVP can be obtained from: www.humanvariomeproject.org

 

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: : Malaysian Sizing Survey (MySIZE)  

In addition to genomic variations, the human body form also provide important context for interpreting variation among human populations. Both body size and body shape vary systematically in earlier and modern humans. Differences in body form among modern humans are thus likely to result from an interaction between long-term genetic factors, including climatic adaptation, as well as developmental environment, including diet and disease.

The Malaysian Sizing Survey (MySIZE) is a national 3D anthropometric study of the physical body sizes and shapes of Malaysians. MySIZE is part of the 1Malaysia Human Genome Variation Consortium.

Objective Of MySIZE

To create a national database containing 3D anthropometric data (collection of the dimensions of the human body related to sizes and shapes) of Malaysian subjects.
This phenotypic database will be correlated to the SNP genotypic database.

In addition to understanding evolution and its application in healthcare, the anthropometric data is also useful for apparel sizing, forensics, physical anthropology and ergonomic design such as seat and interior space such as a vehicle cabin.

For details, please see: mysize.com.my

About Us

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The ethnic population of Malaysia comprises of 50.4% Malays and 11% other bumiputras who form the majority of the population. The other major ethnic groups are Chinese and Indians.

The proposed genome wide mapping of these ethnic groups will provide us the genetic map of the country's migration history and uncover the extent of genetic similarities between the various ethnic populations.

Thus, it will also allow the study on the implications of having this powerful database on the common diseases in Malaysia as well as its ethical, legal and social implication on our society.

A Malaysian node of the international Human Variome Project (HVP), the MyHVP, will conduct this important study. The consortium is made up of 69 researchers from various institutions in the country including Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA), Multimedia University (MMU), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Monash University Malaysia, Medical Genetics Society of Malaysia, Genetics Society of Malaysia, Sengenics, Malaysian Society of Bioinformatics And Computational Biology and Jabatan Kimia Malaysia.


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Contact Info

Phone:+609-7676531
Fax:+609-7676543
Address: School of Medical Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia.
E-mail: myhvp@usm.my