SNP Analysis IBM, National Geographic GET into Population Genetics | GenomeWeb

In a project that uncharacteristically takes IBM Life Sciences outside the scope of human health, Big Blue has teamed up with the National Geographic Society to use population genomics in a study of human migration patterns. It wasn’t IBM’s idea, however. National Geographic approached IBM back in the fall of 2003 for help in managing the estimated $40 million effort, called the Genographic Project, which aims to apply SNP and gene marker analysis in indigenous populations to studying how humans populated the globe.

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