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Genetics

28 October 2010

Gene mapping project offers new clues about humans

Early data from the 1,000 Genomes Project is already offering new clues about human disease, including why some people are more severely affected by disease than others.

Early data from the 1,000 Genomes Project, an international effort to build a detailed map of human genetic variation, is already offering new clues about human disease, including why some people are more severely affected by disease than others.

His findings were released online in the journal Science to coincide with publication in Nature of the first data from the 1000 Genomes Project - a public-private effort that aims to map to sequence and compare the genomes of 2,500 people from several different regions of the globe.

 

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