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Genetic determinants of phenotypic diversity in humans

Nazli G Rahim, Olivier Harismendy, Eric J Topol and Kelly A Frazer*

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Scripps Genomic Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, North Torrey Pines Road MEM 275, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

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Genome Biology 2008, 9:215  doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-4-215

Published: 24 April 2008


New technologies for rapidly assaying DNA sequences have revealed that the degree and nature of human genetic variation is far more complex then previously realized. These same technologies have also resulted in the identification of common genetic variants associated with more than 30 human diseases and traits.