Tag Archives: X-chromosome-inactivation

Unlocking a cure from within for X-linked diseases

The mammalian X chromosome is home to many genes that are important for brain development and function, as well as genes associated with reproduction. More than 200 disease-causing mutations have been identified on the X-chromosome. Diseases caused

Human cells can count their chromosomes – but how do they do?

Human cells normally carry 46 chromosomes. There are 2 gonosomes and 22 pairs of autosomes, numbered from 1 through 22. In male there are as gonosomes an X- and a Y-chromosome; in female there are two X-chromosomes.