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The 4th Biennial Meeting of the Human Variome Project began today at the Headquarters of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in Paris, France.

170 delegates, representing the Human Variome Project Consortium, will meet over the next four days to dicscuss, debate and decide on the plans and activities for the entire Project over then next two years. Sessions will focus on Project-wide concerns, such as ethics, education and skills sharing and the description of phenotype. Wednesday and Thursday will be devoted to discussion around the operation and management of gene/disease specific databases and HVP Country Nodes respectively.

The meeting got underway with welcome addresses from David Abraham, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Prof. Richard Cotton, the Project's Scientific Director, both reminding delegates of the importance of the Project; the progress made to date and the road that lies ahead.

The meeting is being live-tweeted by the Human Variome Project Intenational Coordinating Office. You can follow the proceedings via @variomeproj or the #HVP4 hashtag.

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