GENOME FINISHING With Bases Loaded, Sequencers Come to a Short Stop | GenomeWeb

First it was the number of genes. Now it’s the number of bases.

It turns out that the human genome may be as much as 10 percent smaller than originally thought. “The chromosomes are coming out smaller than what we expected,” says Robert Sutherland, who is working on finishing chromosome 16 at the Joint Genome Institute at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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