TOOLS: Sifting Through SNPs

Science  07 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5706, pp. 21c
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5706.21c

Researchers trawling for SNPs, or single- letter changes in the DNA code that might signal vulnerability to ailments such as cancer and heart disease, have a new tool to speed their search. The Ensembl human genome browser from the European Bioinformatics Institute now lets you chart how often particular SNPs travel together. Known as haplotypes, these patterns can help researchers choose the most informative SNPs to study. Access the feature, which lets you view data from several human populations, by searching for particular SNPs.

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