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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Clan genomics and the complex architecture of human disease

item Lupski, James
item Belmont, John
item Boerwinkle, Eric
item Gibbs, Richard

Submitted to: Cell
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/1/2011
Publication Date: 9/30/2011
Citation: Lupski, J.R., Belmont, J.W., Boerwinkle, E., Gibbs, R.A. 2011. Clan genomics and the complex architecture of human disease. Cell. 147(1):32-43.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Human diseases (diabetes, etc.) are caused by alleles that encompass the full range of variant types, from single-nucleotide changes to copy-number variants, and these variations span a broad frequency spectrum, from the very rare to the common. The picture emerging from analysis of whole-genome sequences, the 1000 Genomes Project pilot studies, and targeted genomic sequencing derived from very large sample sizes reveals an abundance of rare and private variants. One implication of this realization is that recent mutation may have a greater influence on disease susceptibility or protection than is conferred by variations that arose in distant ancestors.

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