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The Human Genome Is—Finally!—Complete

In 2003, the human genome was declared complete, but in reality, the draft was missing about 8 percent of the genome (the hardest-to-sequence) regions. Finally, this May, a group of researchers posted a preprint of the first truly completed genome, a readout of all 3.055 billion letters across 23 human chromosomes.

Doudna and Arnold Chat “Nobel to Nobel”

Awards , Biotech
During their "Nobel to Nobel" chat at the Spark 2021 conference, Jennifer Doudna, PhD, and Frances Arnold, PhD, touched on topics such as CRISPR, the ethics of genome editing, working on COVID-19, and winning the Nobel Prize. The two scientists also shared inspiring stories of being women in science clearing hurdles to achieve extreme success.