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Number of Base Pairs in the Human Genome

How many base pairs are there in the human genome?

3 billion.

The International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium reports counting 3 billion base pairs in the human genome. This is according to a report published by the consortium in the journal Nature in October 2004. These base pairs are split into 24 chromosomes and are equivalent to about 20,000 to 25,000 genes.

This fact is verified on : March 2, 2010.





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  1. You made a typo…there are 23 pairs of chromosomes!

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