Definitions

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  • n. An amount of genetic sequence data equivalent to 1012 base pairs

Etymologies

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From tera- +‎ base

Examples

  • In July, the institute celebrated its 1 trillionth base sequenced—1 terabase—the equivalent of 300 human genomes.20 The Sanger press office helpfully pointed out that if the DNA sequence were printed in 12-point Courier type, it would span the earth sixty-three times.

    The $1,000 Genome

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