Francesca Dodd, 67, is allowing her DNA to be used in a study of bipolar disorder. ‘‘I hope it will help the next generation,’’ she said. Both she and her mother were diagnosed with the disorder.

Geneticists map what makes us different

Advance may aid study of diseases

By Gareth Cook
Globe Staff / October 27, 2005

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An international team of scientists announced yesterday that it has completed an ambitious map of all the common variations in the human genetic code, an advance that could accelerate the search for the genes behind a wide range of diseases. (Full article: 1395 words)

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