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Genotyping technology: the present and the future

Part 2. Genomics

2.6. SNPs/Haplotypes

Short Specialist Review

  1. Pui-Yan Kwok,
  2. Ting-Fung Chan

Published Online: 15 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001153X.g206308

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Kwok, P.-Y. and Chan, T.-F. 2005. Genotyping technology: the present and the future. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 2:2.6:77.

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  1. University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2005

Abstract

Genotyping technologies for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have matured greatly in recent years. Although a universal method that meets all genotyping needs does not exist, many innovative, robust, high-throughput, and cost-effective approaches have been developed. The enormous interest in using SNPs as markers for mapping complex disease genes, and their other applications in diagnostics and pharmacogenomics will continue to drive the improvement of genotyping methods. In this article, we discuss several directions being taken for further development of genotyping technologies.

Keywords:

  • SNP;
  • genotyping;
  • mutation detection;
  • variation