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SNU College of Medicine Starts Uruguay Genome Project

Sep 20, 2014

The SNU Genomic Medicine Institute (College of Medicine), the Macrogen (Chairperson: Professor SEO Jeongsun), and the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo are cooperating in the Uruguay Genome Project. The first genome project to take place in Latin America, this project aims to disclose hereditary features in Uruguay disease and build the foundation for future hereditary research. The project’s name is ‘Urugenome’ and will take place for the next three years with the participation of 80 Uruguayans. The Genomic Medicine Institute and Macrogen will provide bioinformatics education to Uruguayan researchers for this purpose.

Summary by LEE Hee Un, SNU English Editor, gurume0221@snu.ac.kr