Researchers generate the first complete, gapless sequence of a human genome

Scientists have published the first complete, gapless sequence of a human genome, two decades after the Human Genome Project produced the first draft human genome sequence.¬†According to researchers, having a complete, gap-free sequence of the roughly 3 billion bases (or ‘letters’) in our DNA is critical for understanding the full spectrum of human genomic variation and for understanding the genetic contributions to certain diseases.

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