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Since the sequencing of the human genome, scientists have developed unprecedented insights into what it takes to build a human, starting with these basic structural​ characteristics.

The human genome is about 3
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base pairs long. About
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of the genome is protein-coding (with the remainder acting as regulatory or structural elements, coding for untranslated​ RNA like tRNAs, or having an unknown function). On average,
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of the genome varies between individual humans.
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