The 1000 Genomes Project is an international collaboration to produce an extensive public
catalog of human genetic variation, including SNPs and structural variants, and their haplotype
contexts. This resource will support genome-wide association studies and other medical
research studies. The genomes of about 2500 unidentified people from about 25 populations
around the world will be sequenced using next-generation sequencing technologies. The results
of the study will be freely and publicly accessible to researchers worldwide. Amongst the
individuals being sequenced there are also DNA samples from 100 Finnish volunteers.