January 22, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources

genomic variation

2 min read

At a genetic level, just how much do each of us human beings vary from each other in our total genome sequence? The number I was taught in Genetics at some point was that the genomes of any two human beings are likely to be 99.9% identical. So only about 1 out of 1,000 bp would be different. That still amounts to millions of bp differences, but are perhaps most are not functionally significant? How do you feel about that 99.9% figure? In talking with some …Read More