China Launches World’s Largest Human Genome Research Project

The world’s largest human genome research project of 100,000 people was launched by China to document their genetic makeup for a study that aims to help generate the precision medicines of the future. 

It is the country’s first large project detecting the genetic links between health and sickness and will involve 100,000 people from different ethnic backgrounds and regions. The project includes four stages – collecting, sequencing gene samples, gathering the data and sharing the findings.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • China Capital- Beijing, Currency- Renminbi, President- Xi Jinping.
Source- The Guardian

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