At $50 million, the 1,000 Genomes Project is a steal, writes blogger Michael White at Adaptive Complexity. Not only will it make large amounts of genome sequence data available up front, the project will delve into more detailed SNP maps -- to more precisely map actual genetic variation to disease -- as well as structural variation, another major disease culprit that the HapMap doesn't cover. Finding rare variants is only possible, he writes, by sequencing huge numbers of genomes. "So it's obvious that 1,000 genomes is just a start."
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