Project charts Estonia's gene pool

  • 1999-11-25
  • By Tricia Cornell
TARTU - It's been called Estonia's oil field: an untapped resource that could attract massive international attention and investment. It's also been called a waste of resources and an ethical bomb waiting to go off. A team of Tartu professors came forward with the audacious idea last month that little Estonia just might have the resources to beat bigger, wealthier countries to the post in the race to discover new genes and put them to use in medicine. The professors, who have founded the Gene Center Foundation, proposed to map the genotypes of one million of Estonia's 1.4 million residents ...
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