What is genetic mapping?

Gene mapping is graphic representation of the arrangement of a gene or a DNA sequence on a chromosome.

A genetic map is used to locate and identify the gene or group of genes that determines a particular inherited trait.

Locating and identifying genes in a genetic map is called genetic mapping.


£100m project to map DNA

Up to 100,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases are to have their DNA fully mapped as part of a drive to revolutionise NHS treatment.