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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Some large structural variants in the human genome exhibit population-specific patterns, according to a new analysis of more than 150 genome maps.

Large structural variants — those that are bigger than 2 kilobases — are difficult to detect, especially as short-read sequencing technologies are the most commonly used tools in genomic analysis.

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