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Functional Consequences of Structural Variation in the Genome (A1)

Organizer(s) Evan E. Eichler and Matthew Hurles
January 8—13, 2011
Sheraton Steamboat Resort • Steamboat Springs, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 14, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 11, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 14, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 8, 2010

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Sequencing of genomes has led to the discovery of a spectrum of both small-scale and large-scale genetic variation among individuals. Changes in copy-number and genome structural variation are common in most mammalian species and affect a wide range of phenotypic traits. The goal of this symposium will be to explore the relative impact of structural variation to common and rare human genetic diseases; discuss our understanding of ‘normal’ patterns of structural variation and its origin based on examining additional human genomes using new sequencing technologies; explore the extent of intraspecific variation in other organisms and their importance in phenotypic traits; and discuss the adaptive importance of this form of variation during the evolution of mammalian species.

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Scholarship Deadline: September 14, 2010 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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