Chromosome 14 News and Research

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Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 14, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. Chromosome 14 spans about 106 million DNA building blocks (base pairs) and represents 3 percent to 3.5 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 14 likely contains between 800 and 1,300 genes.

Genes on chromosome 14 are among the estimated 20,000 to 25,000 total genes in the human genome.
Nanopore sequencing contradicts human genome integration of SARS-CoV-2

Nanopore sequencing contradicts human genome integration of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers study how cancer cells re-organize 3D structure of DNA to ramp up oncogene activity

Researchers study how cancer cells re-organize 3D structure of DNA to ramp up oncogene activity

Small tweak to mammal's DNA can cause significant physical changes, study finds

Small tweak to mammal's DNA can cause significant physical changes, study finds

Researchers discover potential target genes to halt thyroid cancer progression

Researchers discover potential target genes to halt thyroid cancer progression

Chromosomes may be entangled, research finds

Chromosomes may be entangled, research finds

Big data helps discover gephyrin protein's connection in human history

Big data helps discover gephyrin protein's connection in human history

Whitehead Institute scientists identify genetic cause of hemifacial microsomia

Whitehead Institute scientists identify genetic cause of hemifacial microsomia

UCLA researchers classify kidney cancer into several unique subtypes

UCLA researchers classify kidney cancer into several unique subtypes

Researchers show how aggressive form of multiple myeloma resists chemotherapy

Researchers show how aggressive form of multiple myeloma resists chemotherapy

Karolinska researchers study four siblings affected by early-onset Alzheimer's disease

Karolinska researchers study four siblings affected by early-onset Alzheimer's disease

PKC-delta enzyme critical for development of insulin resistance, diabetes and fatty liver

PKC-delta enzyme critical for development of insulin resistance, diabetes and fatty liver

Common genetic variation linked to bladder cancer risk and telomere length

Common genetic variation linked to bladder cancer risk and telomere length

Researchers find genetic variants that cause arthritis in breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors

Researchers find genetic variants that cause arthritis in breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors

New view of lung cancer genome

New view of lung cancer genome

Comprehensive view of the abnormal genetic landscape in lung cancer cells

Comprehensive view of the abnormal genetic landscape in lung cancer cells

Three new genes found that cause lung cancer

Three new genes found that cause lung cancer

Researchers identify genetic markers associated with breast cancer tumor grade and lymph node metastases

Researchers identify genetic markers associated with breast cancer tumor grade and lymph node metastases

Gene used in brain development can cause childhood brain cancers

Gene used in brain development can cause childhood brain cancers

Fourth gene found for distal muscular dystrophy

Fourth gene found for distal muscular dystrophy