The Teeniest Genome | GenomeWeb

The Teeniest Genome

People have about 3.2 billion basepairs in their genome encoding some 21,000 protein-coding genes, but other organisms have varying amounts as E. coli weighs in with about 4,200 protein-coding genes and a genome of 4.6 million base pairs, and others have far less, writes Carl Zimmer at The Loom.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Related Posts

This Week in Science

This Week in PNAS

This Week in PNAS

This Week in Nature

This Week in PLOS

This Week in PLOS

In Cell this week: proteomic consequences of genomic changes in ovarian cancer, Human SRMAtlas, and more.

At Nature, John Wilbanks and Eric Topol call for openness in health data.

Law.com predicts that genomic and genetic testing will become common in toxic tort cases.

A Pew Research Center report finds that most Americans are wary of using technologies like gene editing to enhance human abilities.