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Genes in a woman’s “dormant” X chromosome

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 20, 2005

Genes in a woman’s “dormant” X chromosome may not be as inactive as once thought. “Because the genes expressed from the inactive X are also expressed from a woman’s active X, women get a higher dose of these genes than men. So these genes may underlie traits that differ between the sexes.”

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