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NEW YORK — Singapore's National Precision Medicine (NPM) program has kicked off a four-year research initiative to analyze the genetics of 150,000 of its citizens, organizations involved in the effort announced on Wednesday.

The NPM program was launched in 2017 with a 10-year timeline to help establish the frameworks and infrastructure to roll out precision medicine throughout the country. The first phase of the effort focused on building a genetic databank for multi-ethnic Asian populations, which was completed in late 2019 with data on 10,000 healthy Singaporeans.

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