Latest Announcements

Wednesday September 30, 2015

The Phase 3 publication, A global reference for human genetic variation and the Phase 3 Structural variation publication, An integrated map of structural variation in 2,504 human genomes are now available from Nature alongside a celebration of 25 years of the Human Genome Project

The variants from the Phase 3 analysis are available in ftp/release/20130502/ and extended information about the SV dataset can be found in ftp/phase3/integrated_sv_map/.

Both these papers are open access and should be free for everyone to read and download.

If you have any questions about the data these papers are based on or how to access it please email

Recent project announcements

Friday November 27, 2015

EMBL-EBI has recently rearranged its Globus hosted endpoints.

This means the Globus endpoint for 1000G data is changing from ebi#1000g to ebi#public ('1000g' subfolder). The old endpoint will be discontinued shortly. The new endpoint is configured to achieve increased reliability and performance. If you have any questions about the change please contact

Friday October 16, 2015

We have aligned the Illumina Platinum pedigree sequence data to GRCh38. The data was aligned to the full assembly including the GRC maintained alternate loci along with decoy and additional HLA sequences from the IMGT. A copy of the FASTA file can be found in our reference directory. The alignment was carried out using a new alt-aware version of BWA-mem. 

The alignment files themselves can be found in the data_collections/illumina_platinum_pedigree/data directory.

The alignment index and sequence index can be found in the data_collections/illumina_platinum_pedigree directory.

Please note, alignment files are now being distributed in CRAM format, rather than BAM format. You can find more details about CRAM in this README

Further details of our alignment pipeline can be found in the data collection README.

If you have any questions please email

Wednesday October 14, 2015

You can now find the slides presented at the ASHG 2015 1000 Genomes tutorial in Baltimore on the tutorial page.

If you have any questions about the contents of the slides or our data please email

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.