The first complete map of the human genome is published

2022-09-01 0 By

An international team of scientists has published the first complete map of the human genome.The first map of the human genome was published in the early 2000s, but due to the limitations of research technology at the time, it was missing 8 percent of the sequence.David McCoy, HUMAN GENEticist, Johns Hopkins university: The previous map of the genome was missing about eight percent of the sequence, and now that eight percent has been filled in.The scientists published their findings March 31 in the journal Science.Researchers say significant advances in science and technology over the past 20 years or so have helped them perfect the mapping of the human genome.The new findings will help people better understand human evolution and biology, and help advance medical research in aging, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, heart disease and other areas.