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Fine-scale genetic variation between human populations is interesting as a signature of historical demographic events and because of its potential for confounding disease studies. We use haplotype-based statistical methods to analyse genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data from a carefully chosen geographically diverse sample of 2,039(More)
We have sequenced the 5' untranslated region of the orthologous FMR1 gene from 44 species of mammals. The CGG repeat is present in each species, suggesting conservation of the repeat over 150 million years of mammalian radiation. Most mammals possess small contiguous repeats (mean number of repeats = 8.0 +/- 0.8), but in primates, the repeats are larger(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the accuracy (vs. standard manual analysis) and precision (scan-rescan reproducibility) of three-dimensional guide-point modeling (GPM) for the assessment of left ventricular (LV) function in mice. METHODS Six male wildtype C57/Bl6 mice (weight 26.2 +/- 1.1 g) were scanned twice, 3 days apart. Each scan was performed twice, at 0.2(More)
There is a great deal of interest in a fine-scale population structure in the UK, both as a signature of historical immigration events and because of the effect population structure may have on disease association studies. Although population structure appears to have a minor impact on the current generation of genome-wide association studies, it is likely(More)
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