FEATURE: What s in a SNP? Israeli Start-Up Searches Ashkenazi Jews for Answers | GenomeWeb

JERUSALEM, Dec 8 – The scientific argument about whether population genetics studies should be based on homogenous or heterogeneous groups of people has given rise to a number of companies on either side of the debate.

Now a new start-up, IDGene Pharmaceuticals, has taken the debate to a new extreme, claiming that the population they have chosen to study is among the most homogenous out there.

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