Mathematical Genetics: Epistasis

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The hunt for genes underlying complex diseases (like heritable cancers, heart disease, autoimmune diseases) is proving elusive. Many reasons have been proposed for this, including the biologically plausible explanation of epistasis, namely interaction between the underlying trait loci.

Interest in epistasis has re-emerged amongst geneticists, based on recent research that broadly comes under the umbrella of the Human Genome Project. 

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