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Monday, February 12, 2001

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find related articles. powered by google. USA Today Human genome makes mind-boggling reading
"The first close reading of the "The Book of Life" —the 3 billion letters that make up the human genetic code — reveals that it's packed with more mysteries and surprises than a pulp thriller. Perhaps the biggest surprise since the code was deciphered in June is that it takes just 30,000 to 40,000 genes to make, maintain and repair a human. That's far fewer than the 140,000 genes some had predicted and not many more than an earthworm or a common weed. "If you're judging the complexity of an organism by the number of genes it has, we've just taken a big hit in the pride department," says National Genome Research Institute's director Francis Collins, who also heads the U.S. arm of the international Human Genome Project (HGP)."
find related articles. powered by google. BBC Human genome: Nature or nurture?
"The human genome project has revealed that our genetic make-up is far less complicated than first thought.

Researchers have worked out that as few as 30,000 genes are needed to produce a human, only twice as many as the humble fruitfly.

One of the scientists behind the project, Dr Craig Venter says this would suggest our behaviour is not determined by our genes, with environmental factors playing a large part in shaping our thoughts and actions."

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Bioinformatics will be at the core of biology in the 21st century. In fields ranging from structural biology to genomics to biomedical imaging, ready access to data and analytical tools are fundamentally changing the way investigators in the life sciences conduct research and approach problems. Complex, computationally intensive biological problems are now being addressed and promise to significantly advance our understanding of biology and medicine. No biological discipline will be unaffected by these technological breakthroughs.


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