Center For Computational Biology: HumanBase

Simons Foundation, June 2018

The human genome contains an estimated 19,000 genes. Those genes encode proteins that allow cells to carry out tasks such as ferrying oxygen molecules, fighting off diseases and communicating with fellow cells. But the function of most genes remains elusive, and scientists are still struggling to crack the human body’s full genetic code.

Article for the Simons Foundation 2017 annual report.