A computational genetic analysis method developed by scientists at Roche has inched a bit closer toward industrial feasibility after the researchers this month published a pair of papers validating the approach.

The two papers "one in Anesthesiology on disease propensity and a second in Nature Biotechnology on drug metabolism "served as proof of concept of the approach, which uses mouse haplotype information to hone in on genetic factors that contribute to strain-specific phenotype differences.

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