Genomics Inform.  2012 Dec;10(4):220-225. 10.5808/GI.2012.10.4.220.

A Short History of the Genome-Wide Association Study: Where We Were and Where We Are Going

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  • 1Laboratory of Bone and Joint Diseases, Center for Genomic Medicine, RIKEN, Tokyo 108-8639, Japan. sikegawa@ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Abstract

Recent rapid advances in genetic research are ushering us into the genome sequence era, where an individual's genome information is utilized for clinical practice. The most spectacular results of the human genome study have been provided by genome-wide association studies (GWASs). This is a review of the history of GWASs as related to my work. Further efforts are necessary to make full use of its potential power to medicine.

Keyword

genome; genome-wide association study; HapMap Project; Human Genome Project; single-nucleotide polymorphism

MeSH Terms

Genetic Research
Genome
Genome, Human
Genome-Wide Association Study
HapMap Project
Human Genome Project
Humans
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