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Human Genetic Variation

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Science  21 Dec 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5858, pp. 1842-1843
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5858.1842

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  • What makes us unique.

    Changes in the number and order of genes (A-D) add variety to the human genome.

    CREDIT: COMPOSITE IMAGE: K. KRAUSE/SCIENCE (HUMAN: 3D4MEDICAL.COM; CHROMOSOME: C. BICKEL/SCIENCE)
  • View a special video presentation on the significance of this year's discoveries, featuring interviews with Francis Collins of NIH, Daniel Altshuler of the Broad Institute, and Science News Writer Liz Pennisi.

  • At risk.

    Genomewide association studies are adding to known stretches of DNA connected with type 2 diabetes (colored bars).

    CREDIT: K. KRAUSE/SCIENCE (SOURCE: RICHA SAXENA AND DAVID ALTSHULER, BROAD INSTITUTE OF HARVARD AND MIT

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