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Multinational Institutes Sequence 1092 Human Genomes to Determine Standard Range of Human Genetic Variation

  • Posted: November 1, 2012

Completing the second phase of the 1000 Genomes Project, a multinational team of scientists reports that they have sampled a total of 1092 individuals from 14 different populations and sequenced their full genomes. The researchers described the feat as a collegial effort to equip biologists and physicians with information that can be used to understand the normal range of human genetic variants so that a patient's disease genome can be interpreted in a broader context.

Reports on the research were published online in Nature on Nov. 1 by:

Click here to read the release from Johns Hopkins University

Click here to read the release from Stanford Medical Center

Click here to read the release from Huntsman Cancer Institute

Click here to read the release from Siteman Cancer Center

Click here to read the release from Baylor College of Medicine

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