Mapping genes for common diseases: the case for genetic (LD) maps.

  title={Mapping genes for common diseases: the case for genetic (LD) maps.},
  author={Andrew R Collins and Winston Lau and Francisco M. De La Vega},
  journal={Human heredity},
  volume={58 1},
We examine the current effort to develop a haplotype map of the human genome and suggest an alternative approach which represents linkage disequilibrium patterns in the form of a metric LD map. LD maps have some of the useful properties of genetic linkage maps but have a much higher resolution which is optimal for SNP-based association mapping of common diseases. The studies that have been undertaken to date suggest that LD and recombination maps show some close similarities because of abundant… CONTINUE READING

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