Most detailed human genome sequence yet reveals our hidden variation
The first analyses of a new and more complete version of the human genome reveal enormous amounts of previously-undetected variation that may underlie disease
A new, more complete version of the human genome is already bearing fruit after being released two months ago. It has revealed enormous amounts of genetic variation between people that couldn’t previously be detected – variation that may underlie diseases.
“There were variants that were hiding in plain sight,” says Megan Dennis at the University of California, Davis.
Other studies suggest that the new genome will finally reveal the functions of seemingly useless “junk DNA”. This DNA is repetitive, which means it has … Read More…