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The number of genes in the human genome, Ewan Birney

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Interviewee: Ewan Birney. The number of genes in the human genome.
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The more sensible range was from about 25,000 up to around, you know, some people still at this time still believe there's maybe a hundred thousand genes. I really don't think there's any evidence for that number of genes, but certainly at the time when the bet started, there was a big debate really, about how many genes there were, and everybody thought we should have a hundred thousand. But now this number has dropped, and it came down to somewhere between 30 to 40,000. That's in fact what we estimated as well, so that's where I think the smart money is.
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