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Human Genome Project

Postby ajsammut on January 13th, 2019, 10:35 am 

This may sound a silly question. I am reading about the Human Genome Project were the entire genome was sequenced. As far as I understand everyone's genome is unique. So who's genome was sequenced?

Re: Human Genome Project

Postby TheVat on January 13th, 2019, 11:29 am 

The Human Genome Project originally aimed to map the nucleotides contained in a human haploid reference genome (more than three billion). The "genome" of any given individual is unique; mapping the "human genome" involved sequencing a small number of individuals and then assembling these together to get a complete sequence for each chromosome. Therefore, the finished human genome is a mosaic, not representing any one individual.

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