1000 Genomes pilot a hit with geneticists

Project finds millions of new variations in human DNA

By Tina Hesman Saey, 14:10 PM October 27, 2010

The average person walks around with defective copies of 250 to 300 genes, a new close-up snapshot of human genetic diversity reveals, on top of about 75 DNA variants associated with disease.

An analysis of data gathered during the pilot phase of the 1000 Genomes Project appears in the Oct. 28 Nature, with a companion paper published in the Oct. 29 Science.

Despite its name, the project is an effort to catalog genetic variation in about 2,500 people, with special emphasis on finding more ...

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