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From New World Encyclopedia
Featured Article: Human genome

A graphical representation of the normal human karyotype
Human genome is the genome of Homo sapiens; that is, the hereditary information that genetically characterizes human beings as encoded on the DNA of one set of the 23 chromosome pairs of the somatic cells. Twenty-two of these are autosomal chromosome pairs, while the remaining pair is sex-determining. Understanding the human genome is helpful in understanding and working toward a resolution of genetic diseases.