How many SNPs does a genome-wide haplotype map require?

We derive and compare several estimates of the number of SNPs that would be required to form the basis of a complete haplotype survey of the human genome. Our estimates make use of reports published by Stephens et al. [1], Patil et al. [2] and Daly et al. [3]. The estimated number of SNPs required for a genome-wide haplotype survey ranges from 180K (based… CONTINUE READING