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how are draft sequence and finished sequence in relation to human genome project different?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
Incomplete versus : In 2000, the human genome project announced an assembled working draft of the sequence of the human genome. They assembled over lapping fragments covering 97% of the human genome. The draft was much more complete than they had expected--over 22.1 billion base pairs of raw sequence data totaling 7-fold sequence coverage. 24% was completely finished, and 50% in near-finished or better form.
Answered on Aug 8, 2015

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