Research on genetic variation is aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases of humans that may have significant genetic components such as Type 1 diabetes, schizophrenia, and some types of cancer by identifying specific genetic markers, or genotypes, that are associated with particular diseases or responses to drug therapies. Studies examining genetic variation in animals such as mice and rats can identify genetic regions that, in humans, may contribute to complex diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
I am interested to detect human diversities and the basis of inherited diseases. a new approach called admixture mapping, seems ideal for studying normal human variety. The principle is to study the genomic map of the descendents
who have inherited a given genomic region from one parent but not the other.
Is anyone out there studying ancestral genetic markers for African and European genomes?