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Chromosome 6

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Hidden : 4/9/2011
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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!

Mrs. Rex

Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 6, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. Chromosome 6 spans about 171 million base pairs and represents between 5.5 percent and 6 percent of the total DNA in cells. Chromosome 6 likely contains between 1,100 and 1,600 genes. Duplications of genetic material in chromosome 6 have been associated with the growth and spread of several types of cancer.

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