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1st ‘gapless’ human genome finally sequenced

Scientists have finally mapped a complete human genome, almost two decades after researchers first announced they had sequenced most of the roughly 3 billion letters that make up human DNA.

Although the Human Genome Project was celebrated around the world after its completion in 2003, many sections of the genome could not be localized at that time. The new work — conducted by a consortium of scientists led by the National Human Genome Research Institute, the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Washington in Seattle — finally fills in the final 8% of DNS Letters or base pairs that previously had no home in the sequence.

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