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March 01, 2009 (Vol. 29, No. 5)

Shining a Different Light on Genetic Diversity

Copy Number Variations Are Poised to Rival Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Importance for Clinical Applications

  • The Human Genome Project, completed 50 years after Watson and Crick published their groundbreaking paper on the double helix, revealed single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to be the main source of inter-individual genetic variability. Thought to occur on average once every 300–1,000 base pairs, SNPs have been linked to disease ...

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