NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Beijing Genomics Institute-led team has gotten a bit closer to the goal of creating a "pan genome" representing genome sequence from diverse human populations.

The team used short-read assembly approaches to put together new Asian and African genomes, which they then compared with the current human reference sequence. The result: about five million bases of sequence not found in the reference.

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