Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, March 3rd, 1997
The technique should surpass the approaches currently in vogue, according to a statistical study by Neil Risch, Stanford University School of Medicine. This method is useful in understanding the genetic basis of complex disorders, if a particular gene increases disease risk only moderately, or if multiple genetic factors are involved.
"Using this technique, it should be feasible in the next decade to test each of the estimated 100,000 human genes for possible links with every disease," Risch said. Risch presented his findings in a speech entitled, "Complex Traits: ...
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