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Faster Maps Mean Fewer Mice

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Science  08 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5523, pp. 1814-1815
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5523.1814

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A computer may be worth 1000 mice if a new genetic mapping technique pays off. The approach, described on page 1915, could markedly speed the first step in identifying genes associated with diseases, making the process cheaper and more efficient.