Blog Post Image: Genomic Detectives Crack the Case of the Missing Heritability

Researchers mated two yeast strains (BY from a laboratory and RM from a vineyard) and collected the offspring (tetrads) for genome-wide analysis to look for gene variations that contributed to survival. This experimental setup allowed the researchers to determine how much of the inherited survival traits could be detected by genome-wide scan and how much was “missing” or undetectable using a genome-wide scan. (Illustration by Joshua Bloom, Kruglyak Lab)

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