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The Ultimate Genetic Test

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Science  01 Jun 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6085, pp. 1110-1112
DOI: 10.1126/science.1221037

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Encoded in the DNA sequence of our individual genome is the genetic program to build, maintain, and adapt all our tissues and their functions. Each human genome contains 200,000 coding elements (exons) and millions of regulatory elements (1) defining complex signaling and regulatory networks.