Community-wide Effort Aims to Better Represent Variation in Human Reference Genome | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Members of a subgroup of the data working arm of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health are working on methods of representing and including genetic variation information in the canonical human reference genome. The collaborative project, which involves researchers from academia and industry, seeks to restructure the historically linear reference assembly as a graph that better reflects the different kinds of variation that occur across human populations.

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