The (Almost) Completely Sequenced Human Genome Sequence

 In 2001, the first draft of the human genome sequence was published. This publication led to significant improvements in our understanding of genetic diseases and human biology. However, this draft sequence did not contain the entire human gene sequence…only 92% of it. However, 20 years later, an international collaboration of researchers have managed to sequence almost all of the missing data. But what does this mean for us? And why only ‘most of the missing data’? 

To answer these questions, and more, we were joined by molecular geneticist and Chair of Precision Medicine at Monash University, Prof. Melissa Southey.

Read more about it here on The Conversation.

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