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It's relatively easy to collect massive amounts of data on microbes.
In 2001, the Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics announced that after 10 years of work at a cost of some $400 million, they had completed a draft sequence of the human genome.
The next "next-gen" technology in genome sequencing has gotten a major boost.
Regulatory sequences of mouse genome sequenced for first time
Take a much closer look at the human body and you might see something you perhaps didn’t expect to find: a community of more than 10,000 different species of germs and bacteria, making their home on our skin, in our mouths, up our noses, and in our gut.
Human beings are ecosystems on two legs, each of us carrying enough microbes to outnumber our human cells by 10 to 1 and our genes by even more.
The sequencing of the human genome has provided a wealth of genetic information, yet the goal of understanding the function of every gene remains outstanding.
Our ability to “read” DNA has made tremendous progress in the past few decades, but the ability to understand and alter the genetic code, that is, to “rewrite” the DNA-encoded instructions, has lagged behind.
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