The Road to Genome-Wide Association Studies

- Nature Reviews Genetics
Author/s: -Kruglyak, Leonid
Journal: Nature Reviews Genetics
Year: 2008
Volume: 9
Issue: 4
Pages: 314
Start Page: 314

The recent crop of results from genome-wide association studies might seem like a sudden development. However, this blooming follows a long germination period during which the necessary concepts, resources and techniques were developed and assembled. Here, I look back at how the necessary pieces fell into place, focusing on the less well-chronicled days before the launch of the HapMap project, and speculate about future developments.