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Scientists Build Case For "Haplotype" Map Of Human Genome, Find New Gene For Crohn’s Disease

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October 4, 2001
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Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research
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In two companion papers this week, researchers from the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research report important findings that set the stage for the next steps in the Human Genome Project -— mapping and identifying all the genes that predispose us to common diseases. The studies, one by Mark Daly, Eric Lander, and colleagues, and the other by John Rioux and colleagues at Whitehead Genome Center, provide the impetus for building a "haplotype" map of the genome —a map that will make it easier, faster, and perhaps cheaper to find disease-causing or disease-predisposing genes.

In two companion papers this week, researchers from the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research report important findings that set the stage for the next steps in the Human Genome Project -— mapping and identifying all the genes that predispose us to common diseases.


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Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research. "Scientists Build Case For "Haplotype" Map Of Human Genome, Find New Gene For Crohn’s Disease." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 4 October 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011004065851.htm>.
Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research. (2001, October 4). Scientists Build Case For "Haplotype" Map Of Human Genome, Find New Gene For Crohn’s Disease. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011004065851.htm
Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research. "Scientists Build Case For "Haplotype" Map Of Human Genome, Find New Gene For Crohn’s Disease." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011004065851.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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