New Study To Compare Genetic Make-Up Of Asians

Just how similar are the Japanese and Indonesians, apart from being Asians? Although their physical appearences highlight a range of differences, their genetic makeup could reveal more similarities than their looks suggest, scientists said on Friday at the launch of an unprecedented study on the genetic profile of Asians. The scientists, from a range of research institutes across the region, said the study could reveal Asia's migratory patterns and explain the susceptibility of different Asian societies to illnesses such as childhood leukemia and diabetes.

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