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Scientists Finish the Human Genome at Last

Scientists Finish the Human Genome at Last

Scientists Finish the Human Genome at Last The complete genome uncovered more than 100 new genes that are probably functional, and many new variants that may be linked to diseases. Carl Zimmer | New York Times | July 23, 2021 Two decades after the draft sequence of...

Nearly Complete Human Genome Sequenced

Nearly Complete Human Genome Sequenced

Jef Akst | The Scientist | June 8, 2021 The Human Genome Project was a tour de force that resulted in the first draft human genome sequence in 2000, but it wasn’t actually complete. The work left sequence gaps that genomicist Karen Miga of the University of...

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The work to complete the human genome has been a decades long process, and has required a huge international, collaborative and coordinated effort. The latest push co-led by @UCSC scientist @khmiga was no different, and the results are already intriguing researchers.

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Humans like to think they're special, but our genes suggest that's far from the case. No more than 7% of the human genome is unique to Homo sapiens, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances. https://bit.ly/3zsaZr2 @UCSCscience @ScienceAdvances

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