NEW YORK, April 9 - Biotech company MitoKor today said it has published the mitochondrial DNA sequences of more than 500 ethnically diverse individuals and hopes to use the data to uncover links between SNPs in the DNA and a variety of diseases.

Researchers from MitoKor and from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne; the VA Medical Center and University of California, San Diego; and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, sequenced and analyzed mitochondrial DNA among Africans, Asians, and Europeans.

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