The whole genome of 'an entire nation' sequenced in Icelandic project Medical News Today

March 26, 2015 4:04 PM

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The whole genome of 'an entire nation' sequenced in Icelandic project Medical News Today

The studies were written by a team of scientists from deCODE, the Reykjavik-based genetic analysts, and published in the journal Nature Genetics. The analysts used the latest DNA-reading technology to build this genetic portrait of Iceland.

Previously, explain the authors, scientists have used a system for switching off genes in mice for studying what genes do and how they affect health. Therefore, one of the published studies - titled "Identification of a large set of rare complete human knockouts" - set out to answer the question: "W...

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