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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, July 1994; 6(2)

Columbia University Offers Linkage Course

Columbia University (CU) is offering an advanced linkage course January 9-13, 1995, at the CU Health Sciences Library in New York City. The fee of $150 (supported by a grant from the National Center for Human Genome Research) covers tuition but not room, board, or meals. Five travel stipends of $700 each are available to eligible participants from U.S. institutions. Application deadline is November 10, and the maximum number of participants will be 20.

Topics to be covered include LINKAGE computer programs; handling of inbreeding loops, age-dependent penetrance, and sex-specific recombination fractions; models of genetic heterogeneity; analysis of complex diseases; allelic association (disequilibrium); nonparametric linkage analysis; two-locus models of inheritance; and computer simulation.

Participants must be familiar with IBM-compatible microcomputers and have experience with a linkage program and a background in statistical genetics and linkage analysis. [Contact: Katherine Montague, CU; 722 West 168th St.; New York, NY 10032 (212/960-2507, Fax: /568-2750, BITNET: ott@nyspi ).]

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