Maximising knowledge from dense SNP (single nucleotide polymorphisms) data using multi-locus analysis [ 2007 - 2009 ]

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Researchers Prof PM Visscher; Prof ME Goddard

Brief description The genomics revolution has made it possible to measure thousands of DNA variants in individuals. This information can be used in many ways, including to find genes that cause variation between individuals in a population and to estimate the size of the population in the past. Our study will lead an analysis method that will extract more information out of such data. This will improve the efficiency of gene mapping methods, including applications in humans for traits related to productive ageing and a healthy start to life, will allow the estimation of genetic relatedness and genetic variation in natural populations, and will lead to more efficient selection programs in agricultural populations.

Funding Amount $309,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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