deCODE GENETICS

FOUNDED IN 1996
OUR RESEARCHPUBLICATIONS
A sequence variant that increases risk of pregnancy loss

A sequence variant that increases risk of pregnancy loss

Scientists at deCODE genetics, a subsidiary of Amgen, and their collaborators from Iceland, Denmark, and the USA published a study today in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology titled “Variant in the synaptonemal complex protein SYCE2 associates with pregnancy loss through effects on recombination”.

1 in 25 carries a genotype that is associated with a shortened lifespan

1 in 25 carries a genotype that is associated with a shortened lifespan

Scientists at deCODE genetics, a subsidiary of Amgen, have published a study on actionable genotypes detected in the Icelandic population and their association with lifespan. The results of this study are among the things that have motivated the government of Iceland to announce a nationwide effort in precision medicine.

UNIQUE EXPERTISE

Headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, deCODE is a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome. Using our unique expertise and population resources, deCODE has discovered key genetic risk factors for dozens of common diseases ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer.

UNIQUE CAPABILITIES

We operate the most productive human gene discovery engine in the world, employing our discoveries to identify genetic variations associated with human disease.

UNRIVALED CAPABILITIES

OUR PUBLICATIONS

We regularly publish our discoveries in major, peer-reviewed journals, enabling others to further validate and expand upon our findings.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Award by the American Society of Human Genetics

At its Annual meeting in October 2017 in Orlando, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), presented Dr. Kári Stefánsson, founder and CEO of deCODE genetics, with the William Allan Award. The award, the top prize given by the society, recognizes a scientist for substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics. The ASHG has distributed video footage from the award ceremony. The introduction is given by Professor Mark Daly of Harvard University.