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Celebrating our genomic diversity: Fine-scale differences in the Japanese population

20:00 EDT 25 Mar 2020 | AAAS

(Osaka University) The Japanese population has long been thought of as genetically homogeneous as a result of limited population mixing. However, an international research team led by Osaka University used novel machine-learning techniques to identify subtle genetic differences within the Japanese population. Regionality was identified among the sub-populations, reflecting the linguistic and cultural differences between regions in Japan. These minute genomic differences were shown to impact genetic prediction of human disease, with implications for personalized medicine.

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