Definitions Edit

The genome is

the full set of genes in an individual. Humans have about 20,000 to 25,000 genes in their genome.[1]
[t]he total genetic material of an organism. In humans, there are two genomes: chromosomal and mitochondrial.[2]

References Edit

  1. Privacy and Progress in Whole Genome Sequencing, Appendix I: Glossary of Key Terms, at 107.
  2. Interpol Handbook on DNA Data Exchange and Practice, Glossary, at 105.

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