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Capturing Diversity

Most of the world's sequenced genomes come from people of European ancestry, but BBC News reports Global Gene Corp. is hoping to capture the genetic diversity of India. The company also plans to expand to other world regions currently underrepresented in genomic databases, it adds.

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