Meeting Report


Nature Genetics 39, 153 - 155 (2007)
doi:10.1038/ng0207-153

Human Genome Variation 2006: emerging views on structural variation and large-scale SNP analysis

Gonçalo Abecasis1, Paul Kwong-Hang Tam2, Carlos D Bustamante3, Elaine A Ostrander4, Stephen W Scherer5, Stephen J Chanock6, Pui-Yan Kwok7,9 & Anthony J Brookes8,9

  1. Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
  2. Division of Paediatric Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
  3. Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.
  4. Cancer Genetics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  5. The Centre for Applied Genomics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  6. Pediatric Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  7. Cardiovascular Research Institute and Institute for Human Genetics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA.
  8. Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. e-mail: ajb97@leicester.ac.uk
  9. These authors contributed equally to this work.


The eighth annual Human Genome Variation Meeting was held in September 2006 in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. The meeting highlighted recent advances in characterization of genetic variation, including genome-wide association studies and structural variation.

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