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How many genes do we have ?

  1. May 21, 2006 #1
    Currently ? :)
    I was really disappointed with the internet when I tried to find this figure, all you can get are old articles, and with, in the best case, 30.000 genes estimate. This tells me that after great initial interest in this topic, interest has changed, in general public at least.

    I know that number must be about 20.000 genes or less, but don’t know current figure, is there place where I can regularly check latest estimate?
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  3. May 22, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    Check http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/faq/genenumber.shtml" and the links provided. It seems pretty up to date.

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