Utah Genome Project Aims to Sequence Several Thousand Individuals from Variety of Disease Cohorts | GenomeWeb

An ambitious undertaking spearheaded by the University of Utah is aiming to sequence the exomes or whole genomes of several thousand individuals from various disease cohorts in order to pinpoint the genetic underpinnings of those diseases.

The project, which was launched about a year ago, is tapping into the university's extensive Utah Population Database, a 7-million-member repository that includes family histories linked with public health and clinical records.

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