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.
We operate the most productive human gene discovery engine in the world, employing our discoveries to identify genetic variations associated with human disease.
Scientists at deCODE genetics have found a variant that protects against nasal polyps and chronic rhinosinusitis. The study was published on the 14th of January in the online edition of Nature genetics. Nasal polyps are non-malignant, typically bilateral growths on...
In a study published today, scientists at deCODE Genetics report new findings about the founding of the Icelandic population, and its subsequent evolution, based on ancient DNA. The study appears today in the online edition of Science. Iceland was settled around 1100...
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.