I have a request from an investigator to acquire genotyping data.
He is asking for genotyping data of any given human population. He wants allele and frequency data for most clinical variants of a few genes of interest.
So, I used the dbSNP database for the files. I sent them, but he replied explaining that the data needs to be novel and not public.
'Novel' meaning, it hasn’t been used in publications? I don’t see the point in acquiring some external data without any more information provided. Why would this data be any less useful?
Also, can I select non public options with dbSNP? If not, where would I acquire “novel” genotyping data?