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Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 19, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. Chromosome 19 spans about 64 million base pairs (the building blocks of DNA) and represents more than 2 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 19 likely contains between 1,300 and 1,700 genes.

Genes on chromosome 19 are among the estimated 20,000 to 25,000 total genes in the human genome.
Researchers identify biomarker that can predict GS7 prostate cancer patients

Researchers identify biomarker that can predict GS7 prostate cancer patients

Physical activity reduces hippocampal atrophy in elders at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease

Physical activity reduces hippocampal atrophy in elders at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease

Study findings suggest potential targets for treating HCV

Study findings suggest potential targets for treating HCV

Childhood brain cancer (ETMR/ETANTR): an interview with Dr. Nada Jabado, Department of Pediatrics at McGill University

Childhood brain cancer (ETMR/ETANTR): an interview with Dr. Nada Jabado, Department of Pediatrics at McGill University

Researchers identify genetic mutation responsible for MDP Syndrome

Researchers identify genetic mutation responsible for MDP Syndrome

Scientists identify 16M SNPs that associate with risk of gout, serum uric acid levels

Scientists identify 16M SNPs that associate with risk of gout, serum uric acid levels

Insect virus holds key to safer stem cell therapy: Singapore scientists

Insect virus holds key to safer stem cell therapy: Singapore scientists

Genetic variations linked to early menopause: Study

Genetic variations linked to early menopause: Study

Scientists discover new genetic variants, pave way for early detection of ovarian cancer

Scientists discover new genetic variants, pave way for early detection of ovarian cancer

Genetic variations do not improve ability to predict risk of AD: Study

Genetic variations do not improve ability to predict risk of AD: Study

Sigma Life Science announces global release of CompoZr Targeted Integration Kit

Sigma Life Science announces global release of CompoZr Targeted Integration Kit

New findings may yield more effective therapies for infants with blood cancer

New findings may yield more effective therapies for infants with blood cancer

New treatment options for leukemia and myeloproliferative disorders introduced

New treatment options for leukemia and myeloproliferative disorders introduced

Researchers find compound that reverses type 1 myotonic dystrophy

Researchers find compound that reverses type 1 myotonic dystrophy

Genetic signature may predict patient response to GIST therapy

Genetic signature may predict patient response to GIST therapy

Discovery of genetic pattern that may predict response to Gleevec in GIST

Discovery of genetic pattern that may predict response to Gleevec in GIST

Scientists discover new compounds to target muscular dystrophy

Scientists discover new compounds to target muscular dystrophy

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

Toxic organophosphates appear to contribute to motor neuron disease

Toxic organophosphates appear to contribute to motor neuron disease

Researchers associate six new genetic variants with heart disease risk factor

Researchers associate six new genetic variants with heart disease risk factor