Chromosome 15 News and Research

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Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 15, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. Chromosome 15 spans about 100 million base pairs (the building blocks of DNA) and represents more than 3 percent of the total DNA in cells.

Identifying genes on each chromosome is an active area of genetic research. Because researchers use different approaches to predict the number of genes on each chromosome, the estimated number of genes varies. Chromosome 15 likely contains between 650 and 1,000 genes.

Genes on chromosome 15 are among the estimated 20,000 to 25,000 total genes in the human genome.
Genetic mutation appears to be a predisposing factor for COPD independent of smoking

Genetic mutation appears to be a predisposing factor for COPD independent of smoking

New canine study can benefit diagnostics and treatment of retinitis pigmentosa

New canine study can benefit diagnostics and treatment of retinitis pigmentosa