Re: How many genes do we differ on?

Date: Fri Feb 16 2001 - 17:03:25 MST

In a message dated 2/16/01 3:14:39 PM, writes:

>How can we reconcile humans having 3 million places they differ while
>only having 300 genes that mice don't have? I think it's because in the
>latter case they are counting gene analogs. They don't count the genes
>as different solely because there is a small variation.

By that definition, "different" means unrecognizable; we don't share exact
sequences for coding regions with anything other than chimps. Usually
the differences are substantial and it requires a computer to recognize
the relatedness.

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