This Week in Nature

Two research groups reported final findings from the 1,000 Genome Project, which aims to catalog human genetic variation across populations, in Nature this week. In one paper, a team led by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine describes the completion and final phase of the project, which combined genome and exome sequencing and genotyping to identify genetic variants in 2,504 unrelated individuals from 26 populations across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.

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