Genética das Doenças. SNPedia



– SNPedia is a wiki investigating human genetics. We share information about the effects of variations in DNA, citing peer-reviewed scientific publications. It is used by Promethease to create a personal report linking your DNA variations to the information published about them. ( SNP = Single Nucleotide Polymorphism ) 


Promethease is a literature retrieval system that builds a personal DNA report based on the scientific literature cited in SNPedia and a file of genotype (DNA) data. Customers of DNA testing services (,Complete Genomics, …) can use it to retrieve published data about their DNA completely independent of whichever company produced the data.


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All humans have almost the same sequence of 3 billion DNA bases (A,C,G, or T) distributed between their 23 pairs of chromosomes. But at certain locations there are differences – these variations are called polymorphisms. Polymorphisms are what make individuals different from one another. Current estimates indicate that up to .1% of our DNA may vary a bit, meaning any two unrelated individuals may differ at less than 3 million DNA positions. While many variations (SNPs) are known, most have no known effect and may be of little or no importance.

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