Human genome fully decoded at last

Scientists fill in vast gaps, correct list of errors in previous versions, giving us a new view of our DNA

Two decades after the draft sequence of the human genome was unveiled to great fanfare, a team of 99 scientists has finally deciphered the entire thing. They have filled in vast gaps and corrected a long list of errors in previous versions, giving us a new view of our DNA.

The consortium has posted six papers online in recent weeks in which it describes the full genome.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2021, with the headline 'Human genome fully decoded at last'. Subscribe