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Egyptian Genome Added to Growing List of Population-Specific Reference Genomes

1 month ago   |   By Pacific Biosciences

We're excited to report that another team has used PacBio long-read sequencing to produce a population-specific reference genome - this time an Egyptian genome that should prove valuable for boosting precision medicine for people of North African ancestry.
Lead author Inken Wohlers, senior authors Hauke Busch and Saleh Ibrahim, and their collaborators at the University of Lübeck, Mansoura University, and other institutions report their results in Nature Communications. The need for a population-specific reference was clear: the authors note that “only 2% of individuals included in are of...
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