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Which is our real genome?

Even regarding the bare DNA sequence in the narrowest sense, Italian geneticist Vittorio Sgaramella, after noting the various alterations of the sequence throughout the cells of our bodies, was led to ask, “Which is our real genome. . . ?” And he adds, “The human genome seems more complex but less autonomous than originally believed”. Less autonomous because so many concerted activities of the organism are brought to bear on it.

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