The most commonly-known application of genomics is to understand and find cures for diseases. Predicting the risk of disease involves screening currently-healthy individuals by genome analysis at the individual level. ... The scientists used databases and several publications to analyze the genomic data. The human genome, for example, is the set of genetic information encoded in 46 chromosomes found in the nucleus of each cell. The chromosomes are organized into 23 pairs — one chromosome of each pair is inherited from the mother and one from the father.
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