Thursday, November 17, 2005

A tutorial on short chromosomal duplications

The awesome new-ish blog Flags and Lollipops has a tutorial about shortish duplications known as low copy repeats or copy-number polymorphisms which are being discovered very rapidly in the human genome. These doubled sections, each of which might carry a handful of genes, are very widespread in the human species and may actually contribute a great deal to human variation.

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