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I thought I would share my science geek-ness with you in this geocaching series. I am a Cytogenetic Technologist. Cytogenetics is the study of chromosomes. I diagnose genetic disorders. All 24 caches in this series will be found in a 15ml centrifuge tube. I spin chromosomes in these at work every day!
Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 2, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. Chromosome 2 is the second largest human chromosome, spanning more than 243 million base pairs and representing almost 8 percent of the total DNA in cells. Chromosome 2 likely contains between 1,300 and 1,400 genes. Changes in chromosome 2 have been identified in several types of cancer.
All information was obtained from: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:21:12 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:21 PM GMT)
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