Scientists Sequence Genomes of Icelanders to Understand Human Evolution

March 27, 2015 2:42 PM

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Scientists Sequence Genomes of Icelanders to Understand Human Evolution

A recently conducted study has helped researchers better understand the DNA of Icelanders. Researchers in the study considered a single nation as participants and country as a laboratory.

In order to find new drugs and understand more deeply the evolution of humans, scientists at Amgen's DeCode Genetics sequenced the genomes of more than 1 in every 100 people in the Iceland.

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