NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute and PersonalGenomes.org on Monday announced they are partnering to identify genetic and environmental factors in trait and disease development.

Under the deal, NYSCF will generate stem cell lines from skin samples of participants in the Harvard Personal Genome Project (PGP). The cell lines will be compared to data gathered by PGP, such as whole genomes, medical histories, body microbiomes, and hundreds of traits gathered from more than 3,000 participants, the partners said.

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