1000 Genomes Project

1000 Genomes Project aims to study the genetic maps of 2,500 people from 27 populations around the world. The first phase was to sequence and genotype 1000 samples that were available. The goal is to find most human genetic variations, which will then be used to discover diverse genetic contributions to health and disease. The data will be helpful in determining which genes contribute to the diseases. The project was launched in January 2008. In the project, 300 of the samples come from populations with an ancestry from India, 100 come from Bangladesh and 100 come from Pakistan.