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This Week in Nature

In Nature Genetics this week, research groups led by scientists from Amgen's DeCode Genetics report data that, collectively, comprise the largest set of human genomes sequenced from a single population. In one paper, the researchers describe sequencing the genomes of roughly 2,600 Icelanders, identifying more than 20 million genetic variants that can be combined with national healthcare records and genealogical records to provide insights into various diseases.

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