The International HapMap Project.

Journal Article (Multicenter Study;Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • International HapMap Consortium,

Published Date

  • December 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 426 / 6968

Start / End Page

  • 789 - 796

PubMed ID

  • 14685227

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1476-4687

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-0836

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nature02168


  • eng