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10 years later: A human genome full of surprises

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The human genome is far more rich and complex than originally thought, according to a series of reports published yesterday.

“We now have a parts list of what makes us human,” says Yale University’s Mark Gerstein. “What we are doing is figuring out the wiring diagram of how it all works.”

What Gerstein has found is a regulatory network that has properties similar to, say, the connections in a social network or the organizational chart of a Fortune 500 company.

Full story at Futurity.

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