Researchers have created a reference pangenome using 47 genomes from around the world, which contains the highest levels of diversity ever known. This accomplishment will give long-term benefits to researchers by enabling them to conduct more effective research on a wide range of genetic disorders and understand the genetic differences within populations. Since previous genetic studies had limited racial and ethnic diversity, this new reference pangenome can serve as a more complete reference point for scientists working on research for genetic disorders. This breakthrough is an important accomplishment that will usher in the next generation of genetic research.
Today: December 9, 2023