In dbSNP I can get a list of all SNPs "associated" with a gene by following these instructions: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44466/#Search.how_do_i_get_a_table_report_of_al
I'm wondering though, what exact criteria dbSNP uses to decide if a SNP is "associated" with a gene? I.e. +/- X bps from the gene etc? I can't find this information anywhere that I've looked on the net!
Cheers in advance!