CLEVER METHOD: Roger K. Wolff of Progenitor Inc. led a research team that used linkage disequilibrium mapping to locate the gene for hereditary hemochromatosis.
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Comments by Roger K. Wolff, vice president of genetics, Progenitor Inc., Menlo Park, Calif.

The conventional method of identifying a mutant gene's locale is by analyzing linkage, the relationship between genes on the same chromosome...

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