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Genome Russia project

Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics at the St. Petersburg State University is the scientific coordinator of the research consortium established to carry out Genome Russia project

The objectives of the project “Genome Russia” are to develop an open access web-based database containing anonymous information on the whole-genome sequences of at least 2,000 men and women originating from the different regions of Russia, whose ancestors are indigenous to the region for several generations, as well as the description the genome variations in these groups, the detection of the features that affect the spread of diseases and the creation of a database of medically-relevant genomic variants characteristic to the Russian population, which would be the basis for developing the principles of the future personalized medicine.