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2,636 Icelandic Genomes Pinpoint Risk For Alzheimer's, Other Diseases


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Iceland genetics

'Dialogue' by Anna Leoniak and Fiann Paul, a 2008 Reykjavk Arts Festival exhibit featuring photographs of children from Icelandic rural areas.

Credit: flickr user: Helgi Halldrsson/Freddi

An Icelandic genetics firm has sequenced the genomes of 2,636 of its countrymen and women, finding genetic markers for a variety of diseases, as well as a new timeline for the paternal ancestor of all humans.

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