Novel approaches to linkage mapping

Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1995 Jun;5(3):335-41. doi: 10.1016/0959-437x(95)80048-4.


The recent progress seen in the development of high-quality genetic markers and high-density human genetic maps is facilitating new strategies for mapping disease-causing and disease-susceptibility genes. These strategies, which include homozygosity mapping, DNA pooling, and the utilization of linkage disequilibrium, have been successfully applied to the mapping and fine mapping of several loci causing diseases segregating in genetically isolated populations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping / methods*
  • DNA / analysis
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / diagnosis
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / genetics
  • Genetic Markers
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Pedigree


  • Genetic Markers
  • DNA