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New Mapping Project Splits the Community

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Science  24 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5572, pp. 1391-1393
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5572.1391

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A new type of genomic map, known as the haplotype map, promises to speed the search for elusive genes involved in complex diseases. But to many biologists, it's an untested concept hardly worthy of the $110 million it will consume. Welcome to the haplotype map, a new type of genome map that, depending on where you look, is eliciting exuberance or exasperation.