Contact: Caroline Arbanas
Washington University School of Medicine
Caption: By decoding the genomes of more than 1,000 people whose homelands stretch from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Americas, scientists have compiled the largest and most detailed catalog yet of human genetic variation. The massive resource will help medical researchers find the genetic roots of rare and common diseases in populations worldwide.
Credit: National Human Genome Research Institute
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