Monthly Archives: June 2014


Found at last: the human genome’s missing pieces

The mystery had tantalized geneticists for 15 years: scores of genes and millions of bases of human DNA sequence had no home on maps of the human genome. Where in the human genome were they hiding? The mystery is solved – with mathematics – in a paper by Giulio Genovese and colleagues in Nature Genetics.

Researchers had long wondered where the human genome’s “missing pieces” were hiding – and what had hidden them from view.