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First thing's first: life is an astounding display of emergent properties. I think Nicolai makes that clear in his answer. That is a primary consideration, for how a lot can be achieved with a little. I'd like to make a more philosophical, wishy-washy response to convince you that the genome really isn't all that central to life. Please pardon the metaphors ...


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This is a VERY hard question to answer; I think mostly because it is very hard to think about how the DNA actually encodes information. The first important thing to note (and also the only direct answer I can give to your question), is that (Yes) the human genome does encode all information to make a human being, but only in the context of a cell/organism ...


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I don't know precisely what you mean by "analyze", which could be anything from simply "view" or "measure distances", to evaluating an energy function on a crystal structure or molecular dynamics simulation, to prediction of binding sites de novo. The tools are different for each case, though some can do several things. For simply viewing, measuring ...


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