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Nov. 2012: 1000 Genomes Project completes a map of normal human genetic variation i.e. SNPs
1st November 2012:
The most comprehensive catalogue of human genetic variation assembled to date has been published by the 1000 Genomes Project, an international public-private consortium. It is believed that by sequencing the DNA of many individuals, over 95% of the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have now been mapped.
The project (which has been made possible by improved technologies and the reduced cost of sequencing DNA) has now identified well over 15 million genetic differences by looking at 1092 healthy people.
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