Isolated Islands DNA Health Plan Faces Resistance From Skeptics


Multicolored buildings stand in Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe... News PhotoBuilt Structure,DNA,Denmark,Europe,Faroe Islands,Finance,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Multi Colored,Scandinavian Culture,TorshavnPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergMulticolored buildings stand in Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, under the sovereignty of Denmark, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. A proposed plan would decipher the complete DNA sequence of the 50,000 citizens of this tiny, windswept land halfway between Scotland and Iceland, from its fishermen to the prime minister. Scientists already see the Faroes becoming a model for the use of human genomes. Photographer: John Lauerman/Bloomberg via Getty Images