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Individual genomes diversify

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The link between a person's genetic ancestry and the traits — including disease risk — that he or she exhibits remains elusive. Routine sequencing of the genomes of an African and an Asian individual offer a step forward.

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Figure 1: Genomic variations.

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Levy, S., Strausberg, R. Individual genomes diversify. Nature 456, 49–51 (2008) doi:10.1038/456049a

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