The human genome and comparative genomics: understanding human evolution, biology, and medicine

Woodage, Trevor; Broder, Samuel
March 2003
Journal of Gastroenterology;2003 Supplement 15, Vol. 38, p68
Academic Journal
The entire 2.9-billion-letter sequence (nucleotide base pairs) of the human genome is available as a resource for scientific discovery. Some of the findings from the completion of the human genome were expected, confirming knowledge anticipated by many years of research and analysis in both human and comparative genetics. Other findings were not expected. In either case, the availability of the human genome is likely to have significant implications on basic research, clinical investigation, and ultimately the practice of medicine.


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