Table 1: Genomic variation in an individual in numbers. All data is given for an individual exome or genome. The number of nonsynonymous variants, which induce a change in amino acid, has been specified as these are more likely to have a functional effect than synonymous variants (where the amino acid remains the same despite the nucleotide change), although functional synonymous variants have been described.

Number of variants

Similarity between two individual genomes99.5%
Whole genome sequencing variant uptake3,5 million SNP variants
1000 large CNVs
Whole exome sequencing variant uptake20.000–100.000 variants
Coding variants in the genome20.000–25.000 variants
Nonsynonymous coding variants in the genome9.000–11.000 variants