NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – 10x Genomics said this week that its Chromium Exome Solution has been selected by the Faroe Genome Project (FarGen) to conduct a population sequencing project of the Faroe Island Native people. The FarGen Project aims to sequence and analyze the genomes of Faroese individuals in an effort to enable improvements in the prevention and treatment of rare medical conditions.

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