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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.

Read the original article in The Atlantic.