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    The female chromosome is examined and how the balance is achieved. Does the fact that the Y-chromosome is shorter have anything to do with it? Ideas are generated.

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    If you look at a karyotype, you will see that the chromosomes in the first 22 pairs (autosomes) are the same size as each other. Then you look at the 23rd pair in a male and you see a huge X and a very very small y chromosome. The X chromosome carries many genes that are essential for both males ...

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    This job explores the role of x-inactivation.

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