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Subsequently, that active NOTCH2NL gene was duplicated twice more, yielding three active NOTCH2NL genes in a row at one end of human chromosome 1 and one inactive copy on the other end.
But a surprising number of embryos survive with some variety in their chromosomes.
If the new project is modeled on the ongoing yeast genome project, known as Sc2.0, groups that opt in would come up with funding for their share and divide up the work by chromosomes.
Each time our cells split, a tiny part of the ends of our chromosomes doesn't make the cut.
Down syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs when a baby is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, causing physical and mental impairments.
The sperm and egg each have 23 chromosomes, which get matched up when your egg is fertilized, ACOG explains.
Genetics dictate that every cell in my body carries an XX chromosome.
Perhaps one of the other small chromosomes, like 21 or 22.
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Origin and Etymology of chromosome
CHROMOSOME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chromosome for English Language Learners
: the part of a cell that contains the genes which control how an animal or plant grows and what it becomes
CHROMOSOME Defined for Kids
Definition of chromosome for Students
medical Definition of chromosome
- both the chromosomes of cells and those of viruses can duplicate only in the complex environment of a living cell
- —J. D. Watson
- an episome, an element that may exist as a free circular plasmid, or that may become integrated into the bacterial chromosome as a linear sequence
- —Benjamin Lewin
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