Latest Announcements

Thursday November 20, 2014

The EMBL-EBI FTP site will be at reduced capacity between November 21st and December 8th due to EMBL-EBI wconsolidating its web infrastructure into a single data centre.

Please use the NCBI FTP site in preferance where possible during this period.

If you have any questions about this please email

Recent project announcements

Monday November 17, 2014

Imputation panels based on the Phase 3 release are now available from Beagle, Mach and Impute2

Saturday October 18, 2014

We have now added a set of Chromosome X variants as part of our final release.

The genotypes and sites are available in our main release directory.

We will update the file during November. We need to add functional annotation and super population allele frequency and per site sequence depth information. 

Saturday October 18, 2014

We have added two sets of STR predictions and genotypes to the 1000 Genomes dataset.

These are available in the supporting directory strs

The call set were created using LobSTR and RepeatSeq respectively.

The sites are genotyped in all 2535 individuals who were used in our final release. This includes the 31 individuals who are related to other individuals in the main call set. 

Project Overview

The 1000 Genomes Project is an international collaboration to produce an extensive public catalog of human genetic variation, including SNPs and structural variants, and their haplotype contexts. This resource will support genome-wide association studies and other medical research studies.

The genomes of about 2500 unidentified people from about 25 populations around the world will be sequenced using next-generation sequencing technologies. The results of the study will be freely and publicly accessible to researchers worldwide.

Further information about the project is available in the About tab. Information about downloading, browsing or using the 1000 Genomes data is available in the Data tab.