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Just out in PLoS One, scientists from the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Italy published a paper on mapping SNPs and indels on Venter's chromosomes 17 through 22. The authors compared those to the human reference genome and found that insertions and deletions were more likely to occur in GC-rich regions.

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