Chromosome 3 News and Research

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Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 3, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. Chromosome 3 spans almost 200 million base pairs (the building blocks of DNA) and represents approximately 6.5 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 3 likely contains between 1,100 and 1,500 genes.

Genes on chromosome 3 are among the estimated 20,000 to 25,000 total genes in the human genome.
Scientists use stem cells to identify underlying cellular defects that cause Angelman syndrome

Scientists use stem cells to identify underlying cellular defects that cause Angelman syndrome

New test can quickly and accurately diagnose dangerous colistin-resistant bacteria

New test can quickly and accurately diagnose dangerous colistin-resistant bacteria

Collaboration between Hamilton Robotics and Illumina creates noninvasive streamlined prenatal testing solution

Collaboration between Hamilton Robotics and Illumina creates noninvasive streamlined prenatal testing solution

Seeing genes inside living cells

Seeing genes inside living cells

Scientists discover potential trigger for MDS in children with rare genetic disorder

Scientists discover potential trigger for MDS in children with rare genetic disorder

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Illumina introduces fast, highly accurate Veriseq NIPT Solution in the European Union

Illumina introduces fast, highly accurate Veriseq NIPT Solution in the European Union

Organoids in cell culture dish offer new insights into development of the brain

Organoids in cell culture dish offer new insights into development of the brain

Researchers provide new insights into age-related female infertility

Researchers provide new insights into age-related female infertility

Experts report serious limitations to technology for screening embryos

Experts report serious limitations to technology for screening embryos

New genetic test may give men better view on how to deal with prostate cancer risk

New genetic test may give men better view on how to deal with prostate cancer risk

Researchers develop new way to assemble genome of an organism from scratch

Researchers develop new way to assemble genome of an organism from scratch

Micron Oxford advance their cellular imaging techniques using the super-resolution Nanoimager

Micron Oxford advance their cellular imaging techniques using the super-resolution Nanoimager

Research suggests novel strategy to target genetic anomaly in prostate cancers

Research suggests novel strategy to target genetic anomaly in prostate cancers

Study identifies potential Achilles heel of kinase-driven cancers

Study identifies potential Achilles heel of kinase-driven cancers

Scientists identify genetic clues to chronic kidney disease

Scientists identify genetic clues to chronic kidney disease

Study provides insights into genetic, neuronal circuit mechanisms linked to autism's impaired sociability

Study provides insights into genetic, neuronal circuit mechanisms linked to autism's impaired sociability

Researchers discover genetic bases of Opitz C syndrome

Researchers discover genetic bases of Opitz C syndrome

Researchers complete design phase for fully synthetic yeast genome

Researchers complete design phase for fully synthetic yeast genome

KRAS ‘imbalances’ that emerge over time may influence cancer treatment response

KRAS ‘imbalances’ that emerge over time may influence cancer treatment response