Book Chapter

Multiple sclerosis: a haplotype association study.

Simon J Foote, Justin P Rubio, Melanie Bahlo, Trevor J Kilpatrick, Terence P Speed, Jim Stankovich, Rachel Burfoot, Helmut Butzkueven, Laura Johnson, Chris Wilkinson, Bruce Taylor, Michele Sale, Ingrid AF van der Mei, Joanne L Dickinson, Patricia Groom

Novartis Foundation symposium | Published : 2005


Results are presented from a genomewide haplotype association study on multiple sclerosis (MS) cases from Tasmania, an island state of Australia. Cases were ascertained on strict clinical and radiological grounds and on the fact that they had at least one grandparent born in the state. This enriched for early settler chromosomes among present day Tasmanians with MS and increased the chances of finding common haplotype sharing at disease predisposition loci in distant relatives sharing common ancestral haplotypes. Four-to-five close relatives were also collected for each of 170 cases and 105 population-based controls. All were genotyped at a 5cM resolution, haplotypes reconstructed and sharin..

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