Definition of genome
: one haploid set of chromosomes with the genes they contain; broadly : the genetic material of an organism — compare proteome
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Using these new techniques, Krause was able to find complete mitochondrial genomes in the tissues of 90 of those mummies, according to a study published yesterday in the journal Nature Communications.
But in the extended phenotype perspective, that selection ultimately just works inward, to tweak the controlling information in the animal’s genome.
Venter, famous for his role in sequencing the first human genome, has based much of his recent work on reversing the process.
Now they’ve been bolstered by rapid genome sequencing — and the result can be a picture of an epidemic rendered in exquisite detail, and in near-real time.
Just 16 years ago, the Human Genome Project and geneticist Craig Venter’s startup, Celera Genomics, published the results of their human genome sequencing within a day of each other in 2001.
Much of the genome map is superfluous, because much of the DNA is repeated.
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Origin and Etymology of genome
German Genom, from Gen gene + -om (as in Chromosom chromosome)
First Known Use: 1926
Medical Definition of genome
: one haploid set of chromosomes with the genes they contain; broadly : the genetic material of an organism The idea behind sequencing an organism's genome—decoding, letter by letter, the message contained in every last one of its genes—is that it would tell us a lot about how the organism works.—Lori Oliwenstein, Discover, January 1996
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