The CHARGE - Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology - consortium is the first of four human genetics consortia to hit ORCA this month.
I’m not really sure what tigers have to do with hearts or aging, or even charging for that matter, but it’s a nice logo. Coordinating research with that many participants must be challenging enough - I am not sure how you contrive an acronym and logo that everyone agrees with!
According to the CHARGE consortium website:
"The Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium was formed to facilitate genome-wide association study meta-analyses and replication opportunities among multiple large and well-phenotyped longitudinal cohort studies."
- Psaty BM, O’Donnell CJ, Gudnason V, Lunetta KL, Folsom AR, Rotter JI, Uitterlinden AG, Harris TB, Witteman JCM, Boerwinkle E, on behalf of the CHARGE Consortium (2009) Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium: Design of prospective meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies from five cohorts. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2:73-80.