What differentiates people from each other, genomically speaking? Is it our SNPs, our CNVs, our rearrangements? A new study published in Nature Biotechnology suggests that it's really "unappreciated variations in [the genome's] fundamental architecture," rather than single point-by-point mutations that really make up the differences between people, reports Wired's Brandon Keim.

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