Are genome-wide association studies all that we need to dissect the genetic component of complex human diseases?

Bourgain C, GĂ©nin E, Cox N, Clerget-Darpoux F
Eur J Hum Genet. 2007 15 (3): 260-3

PMID: 17164797 · DOI:10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201753

With the availability of dense maps of anonymous and frequent SNPs spanning the whole human genome, genome-wide association studies are now becoming a reality. In this paper, we discuss the utility of these approaches to detect genetic risk variants involved in complex disease susceptibility and, in the best case scenario where a signal is detected, how helpful it will be to the understanding of the pathological process.

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Genetic Diseases, Inborn Genetic Predisposition to Disease Genome, Human Humans Models, Genetic Multifactorial Inheritance

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