Friday Squid Blogging: Giant Squid Genome Analyzed

2020-01-17T22:19:06
ID SCHNEIER:401E5C0E71A6F4630F134F832D505A6B
Type schneier
Reporter Bruce Schneier
Modified 2020-01-17T22:19:06

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This is fantastic work:

> In total, the researchers identified approximately 2.7 billion DNA base pairs, which is around 90 percent the size of the human genome. There's nothing particularly special about that size, especially considering that the axolotl genome is 10 times larger than the human genome. It's going to take some time to fully understand and appreciate the intricacies of the giant squid's genetic profile, but these preliminary results are already helping to explain some of its more remarkable features.

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