The project will also delve into the genome in greater detail than ever before. “We’ll get variants in those samples that are somewhere around the 1 percent or lower frequency,” says geneticist Lisa Brooks, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Genetic Variation Program. Conversely, she adds, “something that is common in one population is unlikely to be rare in another population. This reflects our common heritage.”
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