Playing with SNPs

The OpenHelix blog points to NHGRI's collection of GWAS studies with the top five SNPs from each listed. As of yesterday, this table includes 202 publications and 435 SNPs. For extra fun, bloggers at OpenHelix use the UCSC Genome Browser to visualize the data and post a handy "genome graphic" to give an idea of where all the SNPs map to the genome.

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