By Monica Heger

The Faroe Islands hopes to become the first nation to offer full human genome sequencing to all of its 50,000 citizens.

Bogi Eliasen, a program director at the Faroese Ministry of Health, announced the project, dubbed FarGen, at last weekend's Personal Genomes conference at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.

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