Researchers identify more than 20 million genetic variants in Icelanders

March 26, 2015 1:44 PM

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Researchers identify more than 20 million genetic variants in Icelanders

Sept. 5, 2012: The 46 human chromosomes, where DNA resides and does its work. Each chromosome contains genes, but genes comprise only 2 percent of DNA. (AP Photo/National Cancer Institute)

Researchers who sequenced the genomes of Icelanders now know more about their DNA than any other nation on earth, and say their findings could lead to determining who is at risk for certain diseases with just the push of a button.

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