That Pesky Last Bit

When the human genome was declared finished in 2003, it was actually 99 percent done, writes Harold "Skip" Garner from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in a Scientific American blog post. He argues that now's the time to fully complete the job.

That unfinished 1 percent hasn't been done because it's tricky — most of it is housed within repetitive sequences and are near telomeres or centromeres.

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