Which of the following best describes the importance of the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) discovered by the Human Genome Project?

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They are merely an artifact of having used DNA from many individuals during the Human Genome Project.

They can be used as markers by disease gene hunters as a powerful resource to more accurately and rapidly locate genes of interest.

They are useful for comparison between the human genome and other closely related genomes such as that of the chimpanzee.

They highlight important functional genetic differences between groups of people.

 

asked Dec 27, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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They can be used as markers by disease gene hunters as a powerful resource to more accurately and rapidly locate genes of interest.

 

answered Dec 27, 2012 by CaptainTeemo ~Expert~ (631 points)



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