By Jeffrey C. Hall
The sphere of genetics is quickly evolving and new scientific breakthroughs are occuring because of advances in wisdom won from genetics learn. This sequence constantly publishes vital experiences of the broadest curiosity to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines.
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1993) have been added over time. 3; Wilson, 1994, 1998). The Framingham investigators have assigned “weights” to these risk factors and have developed “prediction scores” to predict the development of CHD (Truett et al. 1967). , 2001). 4. III. PHENOTYPIC AND GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF COMPLEX TRAITS Biological variation may be understood at two levels: phenotypic and genetic. Many of the CVD risk factors such as HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C), total cholesterol, and blood pressure are quantitative traits.