What the human genome sequence doesn't tell you.

Until recently ~8% of the human genome sequence was missing. It is now sequenced - yay!

But, what information does the human genome sequence actually tell us - is it the 'book of life' as you may hear it described?

Why did it take us so long to get the full sequence, how was it done? What are the consequences or next steps now we have the full sequence.

These are just a few of the questions i raise and discuss in this video.

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Intro - 00:00
What is DNA - 00:50
Complete sequence of human genome - 02:13
What doesn't DNA tell us? Genome annotation - 04:00
Why should we care? - 07:30

The complete sequence of a human genome - https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abj6987
Stein, L. Genome annotation: from sequence to biology. Nat Rev Genet 2, 493–503 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1038/35080529

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