J. Craig has officially released a full analysis of his genome, the first ever of a diploid human. Today's PLoS Biology paper reveals that there is much more variation in his genome than previously thought, especially in non-SNP alterations. The paper reports that non-SNP DNA variation accounts for 22 percent of all events identified in the donor, and involve 74 percent of all variant bases.

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