Chromosome 10 News and Research

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Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 10, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. Chromosome 10 spans about 135 million DNA building blocks (base pairs) and represents between 4 percent and 4.5 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 10 likely contains between 800 and 1,200 genes.

Genes on chromosome 10 are among the estimated 20,000 to 25,000 total genes in the human genome.
Genomic roots of ovarian tumors may arise in fallopian tubes, study suggests

Genomic roots of ovarian tumors may arise in fallopian tubes, study suggests

Duke researchers map evolution of sex chromosomes in fungus linked to human disease

Duke researchers map evolution of sex chromosomes in fungus linked to human disease

Gene-diet interaction may shed light on increased risk of colorectal cancer linked with meat consumption

Gene-diet interaction may shed light on increased risk of colorectal cancer linked with meat consumption

Study identifies gene that raises risk for colorectal cancer from eating red or processed meat

Study identifies gene that raises risk for colorectal cancer from eating red or processed meat

Maryland researchers launch groundbreaking study into spread of drug-resistant malaria in Burma

Maryland researchers launch groundbreaking study into spread of drug-resistant malaria in Burma

NutraGene introduces first ever commercial type 2 diabetes genetic test

NutraGene introduces first ever commercial type 2 diabetes genetic test

Researchers identify previously unknown gene fusion event in lung cancer

Researchers identify previously unknown gene fusion event in lung cancer

Two genetic variants associated with increased susceptibility to severe dengue

Two genetic variants associated with increased susceptibility to severe dengue

Researchers discover gene variant linked to meningiomas

Researchers discover gene variant linked to meningiomas

Mother's blueberry consumption can improve mammary gland health in offspring

Mother's blueberry consumption can improve mammary gland health in offspring

New research contributes to basic biological understanding of how retinas develop

New research contributes to basic biological understanding of how retinas develop

WWP2 protein appears to play a key role in tumor survival

WWP2 protein appears to play a key role in tumor survival

Study finds genetic variants that may modify breast cancer risk among women with BRCA2 mutation

Study finds genetic variants that may modify breast cancer risk among women with BRCA2 mutation

Researchers identify genes that play a role in the development of endometrial cancer

Researchers identify genes that play a role in the development of endometrial cancer

Researchers study the role of stem cells in development of liver cancer

Researchers study the role of stem cells in development of liver cancer

Common gene variant linked to development of prostate cancer

Common gene variant linked to development of prostate cancer

Discovery of new schizophrenia gene

Discovery of new schizophrenia gene

Discovery of second genetic risk factor for developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease

Discovery of second genetic risk factor for developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease

deCODE launches novel DNA-based reference laboratory test for assessing inherited risk of type 2 diabetes

deCODE launches novel DNA-based reference laboratory test for assessing inherited risk of type 2 diabetes

Variation in 3 genes influences risk of age-related macular degeneration

Variation in 3 genes influences risk of age-related macular degeneration