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human genome question

maxwell mmmaxwell at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 13 11:50:59 EST 2001


Sascha Vynograd <vyn at domestic.de> wrote in message
news:9g7uae$e6g$1 at riker.addcom.de...
> What does it mean , that human genome is completly decoded?

That the material it is made of has been mapped out, from one end to
the other.

> Is my genome equivalent with others ?

Not exactly, because there are huge numbers of places where differences
between individuals can be found.

> What makes people different?
> differences gene expression or differences in genome?

Both of the above, plus parts of the differences in gene expression
are due to experiences of the organism, both of the living person,
and also of factors within the cell that carry messages to and from the
genome,
and of factors within the cytoplasm of the zygote.

(non-exhaustive..offered as examples; over-simplified, and with
implicit regard of interactive causalities)

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