This meeting took place in 2004

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Human Genome Sequence Variation and the Inherited Basis of Common Disease (J1)

Organizer(s) David M. Altshuler, Lon Cardon and Leonid Kruglyak
January 8—13, 2004
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 15, 2003
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Early Registration Deadline: Nov 10, 2003

Supported by Keystone Symposia

Summary of Meeting:
The goal of this meeting is to understand patterns of sequence variation in the human genome and how they impact biology and disease. Specifically, the meeting will explore how genome sequences and patterns of gene expression vary in populations, and the forces that shaped these patterns (both molecular and demographic). We will review approaches to studying complex traits in both model systems and in human populations, including the genetic architecture of common human diseases. Finally, we will review recent examples of genetic contributions to common human diseases, and the impact of such information on biology, pharmaceutical development and medicine. The goal of the joint meetings is to bring together scientists and perspectives from population genetics, quantitative genetics, human genetics, genomics and epidemiology. The synthesis of these capabilities and frameworks will surely be required to make progress in the genetic analysis of common human disease.

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