Korean Genome Project
The Korean Genome Project
The Korean Genome Project (KGP) is the national scale personal genome project that was initiated in 2005
by KOBIC, KRIBB. KGP includes subprojects. The first is the Korean Personal Genome Project (KPGP).
KPGP is an independent personal genome project from the Personal Genome Project (PGP) of
George Church at Harvard. However, KPGP accommodates as many principles as possible from PGP.
Another KGP project is Genome Korea which was initiated by Ulsan City and UNIST since 2014.
Genome Korea aims to collect Korean human genome sequences accompanied by clinical information
in phases. The first phase is 10,000 Korean samples. The aim of Genome Korea is to build standard references
of Korean genome and variome.
by Jong Bhak
Genome Research Founation
Goal: sequencing 50,000,000 Koreans. I.e, every Korean on Earth.
Status: 38 openly available sequences.
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