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Human Variation Databases

  1. Stephen T Sherry

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005249



How to Cite

Sherry, S. T. 2005. Human Variation Databases. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health,, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005


Individual variations in genomic sequence are useful reagents in physical mapping, linkage analysis and the functional study of individual genes. Several public databases exist as comprehensive or specialized resources to organize these data for sequence annotation and research.


  • single nucleotide polymorphism;
  • microsatellite;
  • genetic variation;
  • haplotype, genome diversity