Gene bank launches its core project

  • 2003-05-01
  • Justin Petrone
TALLINNIf you thought Estonia was innovative for being the first Baltic country to brand itself, you haven't seen anything yet. Estonia is about to become the second country in the world to have its population's DNA collected and used for genetic research.The Estonian Genome Project launched the first step of its main project, to collect the genotype, or DNA, of three-quarters of the Estonian population, and has expanded its data collection to a total of six counties in Estonia in April.Founded in 2001 on the heels of a similar project in Iceland, the Estonian Genome Project, is the product...
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