family structure – University of Copenhagen

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Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine > Research Groups > Eiberg Group > Hans Eiberg > research interests > family structure

Resource center for linkage analysis (RCLINK)
Copenhagen family bank

family structure

Families total 848 in family bank from 1973
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650 fam. with 4 children
108 fam. with 5 children
48 fam. with 6 children
15 fam. with 7 children
12 fam. with 8 children
5 fam. with 9 children
6 fam. with 10 children
1 fam. with 11 children
2 fam. with 12 children
1 fam. with 17 children


Grandparents: 702 (14% alive march 2000)
Parents: 1680
Families collected in 1973-1974, a few later.

Most grandparents born from 1880-1920
Most parents born from 1920-1940
Most children born from 1950-1968


All persons(about 6000) tested for 80 classical markers (ABO,HLA,PGM,HP....)
Information from ca. 600 families, about common traits and diseases (eye color,
psoriasis, astma, migraine, enuresis, dyslexia, ......).

Materials

Serum, plasma, saliva, erythrocytes, thrombocytes, leucocytes in liquid nitrogen.
From 350 families (large): DNA, RNA, transformed B-cells.
Grandparents also: skin biopsy, hair.