This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, members of the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) publish a large-scale analysis of the human exome, providing new insights into the genetic variation that may underlie human disease. The researchers sequenced the exomes of more than 60,000 individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including people with European, Asian, and African ancestries. They uncovered about 7.4 million genetic variants and analyzed the data to identify patterns of genetic variation worldwide.

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