A complete pedigree is often a work of great labour, and its finished form is frequently a work of art. Karl Pearson, 1912.




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Selected papers and books about pedigrees

  1. R. G. Resta, The Crane's Foot: The Rise of the Pedigree in The Human Genetics. J. Genetic Couns., 1993, 2, 235–260.

    A fascinating paper about the history of pedigrees.

  2. R. L. Bennett, The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History. Wiley-Liss: 1999.

    A good practical ``how-to'' for making pedigrees.

  3. R. L. Bennett, K. A. Steinhaus, S. B. Uhrich, C. K. O'Sullivan, R. G. Resta, D. Lochner-Doyle, D. S. Markei, V. Vincent, J. Hamanishi. Recommendations for Standardized Human Pedigree Nomenclature. Am. J. Hum. Genet., 1995, 56, 745–752.

    The 1995 edition of the pedigree standards.

  4. R. L. Bennett, K. S. French, R. G. Resta, D. L. Doyle. Standardized Human Pedigree Nomenclature: Update and Assessment of the Recommendations of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. J. Genet. Counsel., 2008, 17, 424–433.

    The current version of the standards.

  5. B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. Drawing medical pedigree trees with TEX and PSTricks, PracTEX J., 4, 2006, https://www.tug.org/pracjourn/2006-4/veytsman.

    Reprinted in: B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. Drawing medical pedigree trees with TEX and PSTricks, TUGboat, 28(1), 100-109, 2007, http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb28-1/tb88veytsman-pedigree.pdf.

  6. L. Akhmadeeva. Using a New Package for Drawing Pedigrees for Teaching Medical Genetics. Eur. J. Hum. Gen., 15, Suppl. 1, 338, 2007.

  7. B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. Medical pedigrees: Typography and interfaces, TUGboat, 30(2), 227-235, 2009, https://www.tug.org/members/TUGboat/tb30-2/tb95veytsman-pedigree.pdf

You can download the list of references in the BibTeX format.

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