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Reading the genome like a history book

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Science  08 Dec 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6368, pp. 1265
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar2003


One way to study a genome is to read it like an instruction manual. It contains genes that are easily decoded into the protein building blocks of cells, as well as much more cryptic regulatory codes that dictate when and where each protein should be produced.