The DNA in the human genome is made up of roughly three billion bases, which come in four types (represented by the letters A, G, C, and T), and there are differences in these bases on the genomes of different people, called mutations and polymorphisms, that can be the source of variations between individuals. These differences are called variants. Although variants account for less than 1% of the total length of the genome, that still amounts to some tens of millions out of the approximate three billion base pairs.
 Genome-wide association study (GWAS)
A comprehensive analytic method that statistically studies the correlations between hundreds of thousands of variants (genotypic) and diseases and drug response (phenotypic).
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Date: 15 March, 2016
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