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.
Multiomics analysis of rheumatoid arthritis yields sequence variants that have large effects on risk of the seropositive subset
Scientists at deCODE genetics, a subsidiary of Amgen, have together with their Nordic collaborators published the largest genome-wide association study to date on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, including over thirty thousand cases and one million controls.
In a study published in Nature genetics, scientists at deCODE genetics demonstrate how measuring the levels of a large number of proteins in plasma at population scale when combined with data on sequence diversity and RNA expression dramatically increases insights into human diseases and other phenotypes.
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.