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Interactives -- DNA

Human Genome : Genome Size
 

How big is the human genome?

If every one of the 3 billion base pairs in the human genome were represented by a byte of computer data, all of those A's, T's, C's, and G's, would fill 3 gigabytes of computer data storage space. If the genome were typed into books, you'd need 200 volumes, each 1,000 pages long, to write it all out. And yet, knowing the sequence does not mean you know where the genes are, how they are regulated, or what they do. It is this information that researchers are now trying to uncover.




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