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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.
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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