Researchers perform 3-D genome surgery on female’s silent X chromosome
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Researchers perform 3-D genome surgery on female’s silent X chromosome

Females have two X chromosomes in each of their cells. Fully unfolded, each copy is two inches long. One of these two X chromosomes is inactive – its genes are turned off. This copy folds into a structure called the Barr body, a mysterious configuration that was discovered in 1949. Recently, scientists have shown that … Continue reading