(YOKOHAMA, Japan) -- Researchers have sequenced the genome for a Japanese individual for the first time. The Human Genome Project has been mapping DNA for 20 years, with the first sequence completed in 2003. Researchers have sequenced the genome for persons of the Caucasian race, as well as Han Chinese and Koreans. They say the newest project shows sharp differences among the Asian individuals whose DNA was mapped.
The genome sequencing project is designed to find ways to diagnose, treat and someday prevent thousands of disorders. The authors say their findings suggest that considerable variation remains undiscovered in the human genome.
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