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Metagenomics

Meta Learn how to examine the genetic diversity of complex microbial populations! Offered second half of the semester Fall 2014.

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Humans May Have Fewer Genes Than Worms

Once upon a time in the 1960s, scientists thought the human genome might contain as many as 2 million genes, units of DNA that code for proteins. But ever since then, the estimated number has been steadily shrinking. A new study suggests that the human genome could contain as few as 19,000 protein-coding genes, fewer than nematode worms.