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Click & LearnExplore this dynamic interactive to learn the basic principles of how this revolutionary tool works and the many ways in which scientists are using it in their research.
Scientists at Work(8 min 54 sec) How do you identify the disease-causing mutation in a patient with an inherited disease? This video illustrates the steps involved—testing for genes that are the “usual suspects,” searching for mutations in novel genes, and assessing links between genotype and phenotype.
Scientists at Work(7 min 29 sec) This video brings us to the front lines of the 2013–2015 Ebola outbreak in west Africa and explains how scientists monitored the evolution of the virus by analyzing its genome.
Data PointA team of scientists used homozygosity mapping to map SNPs on chromosome 3 in a family with an autistic son to identify a likely gene that caused the disorder.
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