The Close Genome and Neuroscience | GenomeWeb

Actress Glenn Close says her genome shows that she is "fabulous, sexy, and divinely complex," according to the New Scientist. Close had her genome sequenced earlier this year in part to help determine the genetic causes of mental disease, as mental illnesses run in her family.

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