Brazil’s Largest Genetic Mapping Discovers Millions of New Variations

A study with over 1,171 elderly raises the debate about the Brazilian population's genetic diversity.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Scientists from the University of São Paulo (USP) completed the largest genetic database of the Brazilian population, with the sequencing of the complete genome of 1,171 elderly people. In the sample, two million new genetic variations were found, in other words, still not classified in genetic data on populations from other countries - the majority with a predominance of individuals of Caucasian origin.

The genetic variations or variants, sometimes referred to as mutations, are different versions of the same gene that can determine, for instance, the development of a disease. For researchers, the finding of . . .

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