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NEW YORK – An international team led by investigators at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the National Human Genome Research Institute has assembled and started analyzing a complete, gap-free assembly for the human X chromosome — work that has uncovered large stretches of the sex chromosome sequence missed in the past. The group shared details on this effort in a paper published in Nature on Tuesday.

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