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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.

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