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Large genome project tackles pandemic

COVID-19 has been added to the list of health threats addressed in a major international research project. The 1+Million Genomes Initiative (1+MG) is a joint effort by 23 European countries. As indicated by the project title, researchers across the participating countries are to sequence more than one million human genomes. This before the end of 2022. The resulting data pool will allow scientists to identify patterns which link specific illnesses to specific genetic factors.

Submitted by Morten Anderson

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