Actress Glenn Close Has Genome Mapped

Posted by admin on Mar 11, 2010

Glenn Close has played a manipulative aristocrat, a Dalmatian-skinning mastermind and is now best known as a high-stakes litigator. She writes a blog about celebrity dogs, is on her third marriage and roots for the New York Mets.

That’s probably more than you’d care to know about Glenn Close, but scientists now know a whole lot more than that: The actress has become the first identified woman to have her entire genomic sequence decoded.

Close’s genome shared a 95 percent similarity with genomes that have already been fully mapped. It also offered up 379,000 new DNA variations, called SNPs, for researchers to analyze.

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