Recounting a genetic story

  title={Recounting a genetic story},
  author={Roger H Reeves},
that genetic information is increasingly considered in functional rather than structural terms. But for the moment, the principal structural element of genomes — the chromosome — remains the predominant unit by which to measure progress in the Human Genome Project. On page 311 of this issue, a multinational consortium reports the complete sequence of chromosome 21, the smallest human chromosome. The results indicate that previous estimates of the total number of human genes may need to be… CONTINUE READING