Human Genome Far More Complex, New Research Finds

The deepest look into the human genome so far shows it to be a richer, messier and more intriguing place than was envisioned just a decade ago. While such intricacies underscore the challenges of tackling complex diseases, they also offer scientists new terrain to unearth better treatments.

The findings are the product of Encode, or Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, a vast, multiyear project that is trying to pin down the workings of the human genome in unprecedented detail.

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