Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Learning more about genetics: SNPs

One of our future JMLA cases will focus on a genetics/molecular biology scenario. Until then, from time to time we'll post links to "background" resources and topics in this area as we gear up for the case study.

Sandra Porter of Discovering Biology in a Digital World has authored a great post explaining what a single nucleotide polymorphism is - Genetic Variation I: What is a SNP?

For those interested even more explanation, here are a few great links:
- The Human Genome Project: SNP Fact Sheet
- NCBI: SNPs: Variations on a Theme

And if you want to know a few places that you can find SNPs...
- dbSNP and Entrez SNP
- OMIM
- Human Gene Mutation Database
- HapMap

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