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Gene Mapping and Positional Cloning

  1. Peter FR Little

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005370



How to Cite

Little, P. F. 2005. Gene Mapping and Positional Cloning. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005


Gene mapping and positional cloning are used to identify a gene or genes that, when variant or mutated, contribute to the causation of a genetically defined disorder or condition.


  • disorders;
  • genetic;
  • single;
  • multigenic;
  • common;
  • variations