DailyDirt: Looking At The Human Genome

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The human genome contains an incredible amount of information that we are only starting to parse. Sequencing large amounts of DNA is getting cheaper and faster, so it's only a matter of time before we'll be able to collect a vast amount of genetic information and connect it with practical medical diagnoses and treatments. Here are just a few projects working on decoding our genetic blueprints. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Michael Ho (profile), 7 Nov 2012 @ 12:00pm

    Re: "over 1,092 people"

    from the article:
    "So far, project researchers have sequenced the genomes of 1,092 people from 14 populations in Europe, East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. Ultimately, they will study more than 2,500 individuals from 26 populations."

    So somewhere between 1,092 and 2,500... perhaps I should have said "up to 2,500"....

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