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Could not fit in a comment... This post (and the excellent answer from Richard Smith-Unna) lists the species that have the smallest genome that we are aware of in different clades. Yes we can/could sequence these tiny genomes and try to understand what each sequence does. I think that to understand the minimum requirements for life you will mostly be ...


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If you want to merge all the sequences as a single sequence then download the sequence of all the chromosomes and then concatenate them. Simple command for that if you use linux: grep -v ">" chromosome*.fa > entire_genome.txt Now it makes sense to separate the genome chromosome-wise because there is no physical connection between one chromosome and ...


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Non-biologist here stepping in. @swbarnes2 has a good point pinning the fact that (approx) 3Giga nucleotides to display "on a wall" (as you state) even with a good projector is gonna be a hard task. You'll need several projectors and a hell of a big wall. (say you take the smallest readable police setting you'll have each letter take a space of 4*6 pixels ...


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If I understand your question correctly, you want a single file, i.e. a single string, which represents the sequence of an entire human genome. However, there is no such thing. The human genome is stored in 46 different strings (chromosome), and these strings have no natural order. The numbers used to refer to the genomes are based on their order when ...


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but aren't there 46 chromosomes to include or are some of those duplicates First of all, while each person has 2 copies of each chromosome, those copies are 99% identical. So it would be a waste to repeat the whole thing twice. Second, the technology is such that it's not easy to generate, say, the whole sequence of a chromosome that came from their ...



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