This article, originally published June 24, has been updated with additional information about the project.

The Wellcome Trust said last week that it has awarded £10.5M ($15.7 million) to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and clinical collaborators throughout the UK to sequence and analyze the genomes of 10,000 people in the UK over the next three years. The goal of the project, called UK10K, is to discover rare genetic variants that are important in human disease.

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