Kennedy Krieger Institute and Partek Incorporated Discover Novel Method to Reveal Genetic Relatedness Between Individuals

Published: Nov 15, 2011

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At a time when profound gaps remain in our understanding of how one person’s genes differ from another person’s, developing accurate methods to interpret the human genome is essential to uncover population history, population relationships and the genetic basis of some of the most common diseases affecting society. Recently published in PLoS Genetics, new research conducted by the children’s health focused Kennedy Krieger Institute, in collaboration with biotechnology software company Partek Incorporated has uncovered a novel mathematical method that combines two commonly used genotype association approaches to reveal the often opaque genetic distinction between individuals.

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