The number of genes in the human genome, Ewan Birney
Interviewee: Ewan Birney. The number of genes in the human genome.
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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