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New Genome and Epigenome Projects

By Robert Frederick

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St. Louis – On Tuesday, scientists announced plans to begin a new cancer genome project.

Today, researchers called for a new "epigenome" project.

It turns out that there's even more information in the human genome than was previous thought.

KWMU's Science Reporter Robert Frederick spoke with Washington University professor Richard Wilson, who directs the Genome Sequencing Center.

Wilson helped map the human genome, called the "reference sequence."

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