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Working the (Gene Count) Numbers: Finally, a Firm Answer?

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Science  25 May 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5828, pp. 1113
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5828.1113a

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COLD SPRING HARBOR, NEW YORK-- At the Biology of Genomes meeting here earlier this month, it was reported that humans may have only 20,488 genes, with perhaps 100 more yet to be discovered.