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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wellcome Trust announced today that is undertaking a three-year project to sequence whole genomes or exomes from 10,000 individuals in the UK with an eye towards finding genetic variants — including rare variants — involved in disease.

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Target enrichment has been a major driver behind the clinical adoption of next-generation sequencing (NGS) over the last decade because it simplifies analysis and provides a cost-effective method of massive parallel resequencing. It has not only replaced Sanger sequencing, but it is actively dispensing the need for parallel copy number variant (CNV) analysis using classic techniques.