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.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.