The International HapMap Project.

TitleThe International HapMap Project.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
Corporate AuthorsInternational HapMap Consortium
Date Published2003 Dec 18
KeywordsBase Sequence, DNA, Gene Frequency, Genetic Variation, Genome, Human, Genomics, Haplotypes, Humans, International Cooperation, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Public Sector, Racial Groups

The goal of the International HapMap Project is to determine the common patterns of DNA sequence variation in the human genome and to make this information freely available in the public domain. An international consortium is developing a map of these patterns across the genome by determining the genotypes of one million or more sequence variants, their frequencies and the degree of association between them, in DNA samples from populations with ancestry from parts of Africa, Asia and Europe. The HapMap will allow the discovery of sequence variants that affect common disease, will facilitate development of diagnostic tools, and will enhance our ability to choose targets for therapeutic intervention.

Alternate JournalNature
PubMed ID14685227

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