NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Renown Health and the Desert Research Institute this week opened up enrollment into the second phase of the Healthy Nevada Project, in which they hope to sequence the exomes of 40,000 participants in partnership with consumer genomics firm Helix.

Researchers plan to delve into this data and study the genetic underpinnings of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory illness.

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