HapMap project to expand

5 July 2005

The International HapMap Consortium, a public-private partnership of scientists and funding agencies from Canada, China, Japan, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States, has announced plans to use additional funding of $3.3 million to create an improved version of the map of human genetic variation. The first draft of the human haplotype map, comprising 1 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) as markers of genetic variation, is due to be completed by the end of this month. The improved

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