UNIST Kicks Off Effort to Sequence 10,000 Korean Genomes | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) announced last week the launch of a project to sequence the genomes of 10,000 Korean individuals by 2019.

According to UNIST, the project — dubbed Genome Korea in Ulsan — aims to obtain sequencing data from both healthy and immunocompromised people, and use it to map the genetic diversity of the Korean people, create standardized gene-variation databases, detect rare genetic mutations, and provide well-annotated genome data for Korea's growing genomics industry.

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