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Homozygosity is a term used in genetics to describe a situation where an individual inherits the same alleles for a particular gene from both parents.
- Brianne Kirkpatrick. Never stop doing the right thing: commentary on a resource for the community affected by incest and consanguinity Watershed DNA, 17 April 2017.
- Brianne Kirkpatrick. "High ROH" in your DNA - what is it and what can you do next? Watershed DNA, 2 February 2017.
- Rebekah Canada. Compendium: Runs of homozygosity. Haplogroup blog, 1 March 2016.
- Zakaria Ajmal (Zack). Inbreeding. Procrastination blog, 24 January 2011.
- Razib Khan. Homozygosity runs in the family (or not). Gene Expression blog, 17 November 2010.
- Rehder CW, David KL, Hirsch B et al (2013). American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics: standards and guidelines for documenting suspected consanguinity as an incidental finding of genomic testing. Genetics in Medicine 15: 150-152.
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- Kirin M, McQuillan R, Franklin CS et al (2008). Genomic runs of homozygosity record population history and consanguinity. PLOS One Published online 15 November 2010.
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- Search for runs of homozygosity A free utility from David Pike that allows the user to adjust the criteria to search for varying degrees of ROH
- Are your parents related? A free utility from GedMatch which allows the user to search for large ROHs to determine if their parents are related
- Checking for runs of homozygosity. A free script written in R by Rebekah Canada. Haplogroup blog, 1 March 2016.
This article uses material in the public domain from the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms and is reproduced courtesy of the National Human Genome Research Institute.