Top SNPs of the year

Interesting post from SNPedia blog (we mentioned being able to view SNPedia SNPS HapMap last year in a post) of the top 10 SNPs of the year.

Of course, as they mention, it’s very subjective.

Because they have chosen SNPs with serious health interest, I’ll semi-frivolously (because hey, no knowledge is necessarily “frivolous” :) nominate either:

The “ear wax” SNP which determines whether you have ‘wet or dry’ earwax, only because (yes, TMI) I have both, one in each ear so now I’m curious as to why.


The “Perfect Musical Pitch” SNP, only because my daughter and I seem to have that particular variation, and we know a few people who don’t ;-).