Allele Frequencies in World Populations

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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What is the Allele Frequency Net Database?
What type of frequency data can I access?
How can I search frequency information?
How can I contribute to this website?
What are the system requirements for using the website?
 
 

What is the Allele Frequency Net Database?

The Allele Frequency Net Database (AFND) is a public database which contains frequency information of several immune genes such as Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA), Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (KIR), Major histocompatibility complex class I chain-related (MIC) genes, and a number of cytokine gene polymorphisms.

 

What type of frequency data can I access?

The AFND contains information at allele, haplotype and genotype level depending on the polymorphism. Users can navigate in a number of different options to search population frequencies. There are also some other tools that can be useful for the community.

 

How can I search frequency information?

Please select one of the options from the left menu on the home page. For each searching tool you will find a set of instructions to perform a particular query. A complete list of all available searches can be found on the Site Map.

 

How can I contribute to this website?

If you have a population study that has not been entered on the Allele Frequency Net Database you can submit your data by entering the demographic information in the submission section. After entering your demographic data you will receive a spreadsheet to enter the corresponding frequencies.

 

What are the system requirements for using the website?

We have developed this website as a system that can run in any browser and any platform. However, for a best performance please click here to check browser compatibilities and system recommendations.

 












Allele frequency net 2015 update: new features for HLA epitopes, KIR and disease and HLA adverse drug reaction associations.
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Liverpool, U.K.

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