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Vietnamese scientists announce ground breaking gene research
  • | VOV | January 17, 2014 03:07 PM
Scientists from Hanoi National University (HNU) have announced the initial results of a scientific study of Vietnamese genes (also known as genomes) and how they compare with other races of the world.

In late 2013, a group of scientists headed by Le Sy Vinh, lecturer of College of Technology under the HNU, began a study of genomic data of a Vietnamese person, which is comprised of more than 108 billion nucleotide.

After analysing and comparing it with standard human genome of other races, they came to the realisation that almost all standard human genome is included in the make-up of this Vietnamese person.

Analysis results showed, however, some differences related to structure. This person had more than 3 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) compared to the standard human genetic structure. New variations were only found on the Vietnamese individual.

The results prove Vietnamese scientists have gradually mastered modern calculation methods, enabling them to carry out future genome research projects on bio-diversity and the relationship between Vietnamese and other races in Asia and the world.

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