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Reengineering Life

17 years after the Human Genome Project, researchers unlocked the X chromosome

Photo illustration of X chromosomes against a background of wispy DNA helices.
Photo illustration of X chromosomes against a background of wispy DNA helices.

Reengineering Life is a series from OneZero about the astonishing ways genetic technology is changing humanity and the world around us.

By the time the Human Genome Project ended its 13-year run in 2003, it had mapped about 90% of our entire genetic code. But some of the remaining parts have proved difficult to decode. As DNA reading technology has improved over the years, those gaps are gradually filling in and researchers are getting closer to building a complete picture of the genome. …

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