NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Non-profit research consortium GenomeAsia 100K announced today a plan to sequence 100,000 individuals from populations throughout South, North, and East Asia, with the goal of creating phased reference genomes for all major Asian ethnic groups.

"Advances in sequencing, computing, and mobile access mandates that we begin to study these underrepresented Asian populations," Nanyang Technological University (NTU) researcher and GenomeAsia 100K Scientific Chairman Stephan Schuster said in a statement.

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