Largest human population sequencing study to date (UK10K project) published in Nature

The findings of the UK10K study, a project to sequence the genomes of nearly 10,000 individuals, mostly from the UK, have been published online in Nature. Lucy Crooks is one of the lead authors. The project performed whole genome sequencing on nearly 4,000 healthy individuals and exome sequencing of over 5,000 people affected with diseases including schizophrenia, obesity and a collection of rare diseases. The study explored the role of low frequency and rare variants in disease risk and provides a reference panel of genetic variation in the UK population to apply in future research.
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