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Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 11, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. Chromosome 11 spans about 134 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 11 likely contains about 1,500 genes. More than 150 of these genes provide instructions for making olfactory receptors, which are proteins that are used to detect different smells.

Genes on chromosome 11 are among the estimated 20,000 to 25,000 total genes in the human genome.
Study sheds new light on male infertility

Study sheds new light on male infertility

Cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease share common genetics in some individuals, study shows

Cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease share common genetics in some individuals, study shows

MGH researchers explore how genetic abnormality in Ewing sarcoma unleashes tumor growth

MGH researchers explore how genetic abnormality in Ewing sarcoma unleashes tumor growth

Study uncovers genomic targets in refractory neuroblastoma

Study uncovers genomic targets in refractory neuroblastoma

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

Northwestern Medicine scientists identify targeted molecular therapy that halts childhood leukemia

Northwestern Medicine scientists identify targeted molecular therapy that halts childhood leukemia

Researchers create first mouse model for common form of infant leukemia

Researchers create first mouse model for common form of infant leukemia

Anti-anxiety drug reduces autistic features in Jacobsen syndrome mice

Anti-anxiety drug reduces autistic features in Jacobsen syndrome mice

Discovery could lead to better therapies for people with obsessive compulsive disorder

Discovery could lead to better therapies for people with obsessive compulsive disorder

Researchers identify first gene that causes common form of mitral valve prolapse

Researchers identify first gene that causes common form of mitral valve prolapse

Understanding genetic machinery that drives malignant pediatric adrenocortical tumors

Understanding genetic machinery that drives malignant pediatric adrenocortical tumors

Study could lead to potential therapeutic targets to treat Ewing Sarcoma

Study could lead to potential therapeutic targets to treat Ewing Sarcoma

Research findings may lead to new treatment strategies for Ewing sarcoma

Research findings may lead to new treatment strategies for Ewing sarcoma

UCSB researchers explore genetic underpinnings of nerve-cell spacing

UCSB researchers explore genetic underpinnings of nerve-cell spacing

Pediatric Cancer Genome Project identifies genetic alteration in brain tumor ependymoma

Pediatric Cancer Genome Project identifies genetic alteration in brain tumor ependymoma

CHOP expert to receive Pediatric Oncology Award from ASCO

CHOP expert to receive Pediatric Oncology Award from ASCO

Study on genetic capacity of diverse populations to make critical PUFAs

Study on genetic capacity of diverse populations to make critical PUFAs

Epizyme commences EPZ-5676 Phase 1 study for MLL-r leukemia

Epizyme commences EPZ-5676 Phase 1 study for MLL-r leukemia

Genetic mutation that creates Ewing's sarcoma leads to high levels of protein EYA3

Genetic mutation that creates Ewing's sarcoma leads to high levels of protein EYA3

CDKN1C gene mutation contributes to IMAGe syndrome

CDKN1C gene mutation contributes to IMAGe syndrome