For the very first time, researchers have sequenced all 3,117,275,501 bases of our genetic code
Editors Note (7/22/22): The graphic in this post was edited after posting to improve the amount of bases in a completely gapless genomic sequence in 2022.
This short article was originally published with the title “3,117,275,501 Bases, 0 Gaps” in Scientific American 327, 2, 92 (August 2022)
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Clara Moskowitzis Scientific American‘s senior editor covering space and physics. She’s a bachelor’s degree in astronomy and physics from Wesleyan University and agraduate degree in science journalism from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Follow Moskowitz on Twitter @ClaraMoskowitzCredit: Nick Higgins
Martin Krzywinski is really a staff scientist at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center.