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New methods for finding disease-susceptibility genes: impact and potential

Mark I McCarthy1*, Damian Smedley2 and Winston Hide3

Author Affiliations

1 Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Headington, Oxford 0X3 7LJ, UK

2 European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK

3 South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

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Genome Biology 2003, 4:119  doi:10.1186/gb-2003-4-10-119

Published: 19 September 2003

Abstract

Improved techniques for defining disease-gene location and evaluating the biological candidacy of regional transcripts will hasten disease-gene discovery.