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From German Genom; gene + -ome
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
In 2005, rice became the first crop plant whose complete genome had been compiled.
When we think of decoding the genome, we typically think in terms of the human genome.
By looking at how the genome varies between people with a genetic condition and people without it, we can identify the troublemaking gene.
Fifty years later, the human genome was decoded.
That three-billion-letter recipe for making you is what was sequenced—deciphered and written down—in the human genome project.
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