News of the WeekHUMAN GENOME RESEARCH

SNP Mappers Confront Reality and Find It Daunting

Science  17 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5460, pp. 1898-1899
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5460.1898

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The genetic markers called SNPs have been widely touted as the key to personalized medicine, with drugs tailored to an individual's genotype and simple tests to determine one's risk of specific diseases. But a closed meeting held last week, sponsored by the SNP Consortium and the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute, concluded that those promises may be harder to achieve than expected, and that more SNPs may be required to track down a particular disease gene than previously estimated.

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