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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Pond scum: Two genomes and as many genes as humans

A recent story, from Science Daily features a pond scum organism called thermophila with as many genes as a human, and no so-called “junk DNA.”

I think it mainly shows that we do not know how much of what we need to know about an organism is even in its DNA. The organism actually has two genomes. Check it out.

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