Average gene size

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Value 28 kbp
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Venter et al, celera genomics, The sequence of the human genome. Science. 2001 Feb 16 291(5507):1304-51.PubMed ID11181995
Comments Researchers estimate the average span for a "typical" gene in the human DNA sequence to be about 27,894 bases. This is based on the average span covered by RefSeq transcripts, used because it represents researchers' highest confidence set. For value of 10-15 kbp see BNID 104316. Only 5% of average gene encodes protein, BNID 101970.
Entered by Uri M
ID 105336