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Utahns’ genes could reveal causes of disease

Utahns’ genes could reveal causes of disease

By Brian Maffly The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated Oct 28, 2010 10:07AM MDT
In the push to inventory human genetic variation, Utah continues to play a prominent role. A landmark report published Thursday describes the first attempt to map genomes across human populations, opening new pathways for researchers to explore the mysterious interplay between genes and disease. One-third of the 179 genomes sequenced for the study came from Utahns who provided blood samples for a database designed to help scientists understand how genetic mutations are passed between generation...
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