FEATURE: Will Fewer Genes Help Comparative Genomics Efforts? | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, Feb 14 - For some companies -- namely those attempting to sell tools and databases claiming to have 60,000 to 120,000 human genes -- Monday's news that the genome may contain far fewer genes than previously expected may have sounded a bit harsh to the ears. 

But for others, the findings were cause for celebration.

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