Asahi Shimbun: Genome index could help study on rare diseases among Japanese

Asahi Shimbun: Genome index could help study on rare diseases among Japanese. “Scientists have created a genome database with samples of 3,554 Japanese citizens, which identified genetic characteristics unique to Japanese. The database, one of the world’s largest, will help in studying the genetic characteristics behind rare diseases only a few in every 10,000 people develop, according to the team who announced the achievement July 18.”