Genetic Association by Whole-Genome Analysis?

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Science  23 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5547, pp. 1669-1670
DOI: 10.1126/science.1066921

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Geneticists are eager to discover if comparing sequence variations (called SNPs) among genomes from different individuals will reveal the genetic basis of human traits such as disease susceptibility. In a Perspective, Kwok discusses an ambitious study ( Patil et al.) that moves us one step closer to realizing this dream.