TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assay Search by Disease

An improved search experience

We have expanded our portfolio to include the latest assays for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with the most researched human diseases and have used data science to curate the relevant SNPs that have been linked to complex diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Our upgraded TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assay search experience makes ordering assays for these SNPs even easier.

How to find your TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assay by disease

  1. Select your disease of interest below. We have developed 11 curated collections of TaqMan SNP Genotyping assays based on the most researched diseases. For each disease, we have developed an association ranking for SNPs associated with the disease in published literature.
  2. Browse the list of TaqMan SNP Genotyping assays and associated Assay IDs using the tabs below.
  3. Navigate to our refreshed assay search experience below the tabs to learn more about and order the assays (or search for and order multiple assay IDs.)

TaqMan SNP Genotyping assays by disease

Assay search and ordering tool

Why are SNPs important for human health research?

SNPs are a type of genetic variation that occurs commonly within the human genome. Since SNPs can be located on the same genetic loci with disease-causing alleles, they often serve as biological markers for these susceptibility traits. Thus, an individual’s SNP genotype can be used to predict their risk for developing physical and mental disease based on these associations.

A crucial focus of research into complex diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, is to catalog and understand the myriad of SNP variants that are associated with or may contribute to disease phenotypes.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Q: What is the score assigned to each SNP?

The score is determined using a data science approach to map SNP associations with each disease within published literature. This approach integrates co-occurrence data within articles along with NLP to calculate association scores.


Q: Are each of the TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assay IDs functionally tested?

A: Yes, each assay design is functionally tested with 20 normal human genomic DNAs.


Q: What does an association between a SNP and a disease indicate?

A: This association indicates that this SNP has been identified in published research regarding the disease. This association is intended for research purposes and does not indicate diagnostic value of the SNP for the disease of interest.


Q: What literature was used to curate and compile the list of SNPs by disease?

A: The entire published literature was utilized using a data science approach to generate the lists. Thus, each list contains many citations across the literature. For specific questions about citations, please contact TechSupport@thermofisher.com.