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September 11, 2008 Science Headlines “Fats”
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Detailed gene map 'within grasp' By Helen Briggs BBC News January 23, 2008 One thousand people are to have their genomes mapped in a major effort to understand how genes influence disease . Teams in the UK, US and China say the project will create the most useful catalogue ever of genetic variation. Any two humans are genetically more than 99% identical : variations can explain why some get certain diseases. Current catalogues of human genetic variation have led to the discovery of more than 100 regions of the genome - the complete package of genetic material in a living thing - that could explain susceptibilities to diseases such as diabetes, breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis .
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"The dream of people working in the field would be to have a picture of all the places in our DNA sequence where there are differences between people , and how these fit together when they are inherited ," Dr Richard Durbin of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, who is co-chair of the consortium, told BBC News. "We can do 100 times as much sequence today as
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