Looking at Diversity

Researchers are hoping to capture some of the diversity seen in Latin Americans through the new Slim Initiative for Genomic Health between the Broad Institute and Mexico City's Carlos Slim Health Institute, says MIT's Technology Review. That project is still in the planning stages — though it will include gene sequencing and microarray-based studies — but INMEGEN published a Mexican version of the HapMap last year.

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