Database for the mutations of the Finnish disease heritage

Hum Mutat. 2002 Jan;19(1):16-22. doi: 10.1002/humu.10019.


The Finnish disease heritage refers to a group of monogenic diseases that are enriched in the Finnish population due to founder effect and genetic isolation. The molecular genetics of these diseases has recently been intensely studied, and several founder and private mutations have been identified. The purpose of the present study was to create a database of the presently known mutations of the Finnish disease heritage.

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Finland
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / etiology
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / genetics*
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease / etiology
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Mutation / genetics*