Chromosomal visualization

DNA Radio (German experts on biotech) converts the entire human genome to images and audio that will be streaming on the internet 24/7. Isn’t it crazy that figuratively, all we are made up of are these dots? Here’s a little science lesson for you…

Chromosome 7 represents more than 5% of the total DNA in cells

Chromosome 7 represents more than 5% of the total DNA in cells

Human females have two copies of this chromosome whereas human males have one copy of chromosome X and one copy of chromosome Y. To compensate the higher gene dose of the two X chromosomes, early in embryonic development in females, the most genes of one copy of the X chromosomes are inactivated in somatic cells (cells other than egg and sperm cells).

Human females have two copies of this chromosome whereas human males have one copy of chromosome X and one copy of chromosome Y. To compensate the higher gene dose of the two X chromosomes, early in embryonic development in females, the most genes of one copy of the X chromosomes are inactivated in somatic cells (cells other than egg and sperm cells).

The human Y chromosome is only one third as big as the human X chromosome and represents almost 2% of the total DNA in cells. Together with the X chromosome it builds one of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes. A lot of the linked genes on the Y chromosome have no analogues on the X chromosome. These genes are mainly necessary for sperm production.

The human Y chromosome is only one third as big as the human X chromosome and represents almost 2% of the total DNA in cells. Together with the X chromosome it builds one of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes. A lot of the linked genes on the Y chromosome have no analogues on the X chromosome. These genes are mainly necessary for sperm production.

Via GraphicHug.


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