NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - The DNA sequence of human chromosome 18 has been completed, and scientists have concluded that the chromosome appears to have the lowest gene density of any human chromosome completed to date -- an average of 4.4 genes per megabase.

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