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What is a genome and why is it valuable to our lives? An expert explains

April 2023 marks 20 years since the Human Genome Project completed its work sequencing the human genome, almost in its entirety, for the first time.

Twenty years after the human genome was first sequenced, a geneticist explains the impact. Image: Unsplash/sangharsh_l

Kate Whiting
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Kateryna Gordiychuk
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The human genome is a set of instructions
'Book of life' ... the human genome is a set of instructions. Image: National Human Genome Research Institute

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The DNA sequencing process. Image: National Human Genome Research Institute


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