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.
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

Gene that increases risk for Alzheimer's disease

Gene that increases risk for Alzheimer's disease

Scientists describe phenomenon in the human genome called transcription-induced chimerism

Scientists describe phenomenon in the human genome called transcription-induced chimerism

Study links low level of response (LR) to alcohol to an area on chromosome 10

Study links low level of response (LR) to alcohol to an area on chromosome 10

Researchers have discovered a gene linked to age-related maculopathy

Researchers have discovered a gene linked to age-related maculopathy

Do genes play a role in determining whether a man is gay or heterosexual?

Do genes play a role in determining whether a man is gay or heterosexual?

Search for genetic key to corneal disease

Search for genetic key to corneal disease

Researchers find two locations in the human genome that may harbor genes that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers find two locations in the human genome that may harbor genes that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease