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Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 5, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. Chromosome 5 spans about 181 million DNA building blocks (base pairs) and represents almost 6 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 5 likely contains between 900 and 1,300 genes.

Genes on chromosome 5 are among the estimated 20,000 to 25,000 total genes in the human genome.
DZD researchers discover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

DZD researchers discover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Gene variants can increase risk of schizophrenia, shows study

Gene variants can increase risk of schizophrenia, shows study

Takeda to present oncology pipeline data at upcoming virtual scientific congresses

Takeda to present oncology pipeline data at upcoming virtual scientific congresses

Variations in genome’s 'dark matter' region can make patients susceptible to inflammatory diseases

Variations in genome’s 'dark matter' region can make patients susceptible to inflammatory diseases

Researchers use “gene drive” technology to eliminate malaria mosquitoes in lab experiments

Researchers use “gene drive” technology to eliminate malaria mosquitoes in lab experiments

Scientists uncover important functions of a special protein during cell division

Scientists uncover important functions of a special protein during cell division

Woman's genetic make-up may play a role in weight gain from birth control

Woman's genetic make-up may play a role in weight gain from birth control

Study: Recombination is crucial for proper segregation of chromosomes into germs cells

Study: Recombination is crucial for proper segregation of chromosomes into germs cells

Harmful effects of BPA can be reversed by administering coenzyme Q10

Harmful effects of BPA can be reversed by administering coenzyme Q10

Study provides more insight into the initiation and progression of human cancers

Study provides more insight into the initiation and progression of human cancers

COVID-19 infection risk and outcomes explained by the cell receptor genetic variability

COVID-19 infection risk and outcomes explained by the cell receptor genetic variability

New therapeutic possibilities for treating intellectual disability in Down syndrome

New therapeutic possibilities for treating intellectual disability in Down syndrome

Researchers describe an underlying biological basis for mylagic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

Researchers describe an underlying biological basis for mylagic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

New study indicates novel therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New study indicates novel therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Bayreuth researchers discover natural protective mechanism against cancer

Bayreuth researchers discover natural protective mechanism against cancer

Researchers discover physiological mechanisms underlying pediatric B-ALL

Researchers discover physiological mechanisms underlying pediatric B-ALL

ACE2 genetic variants may influence coronavirus disease progression

ACE2 genetic variants may influence coronavirus disease progression

Mutated ATP1B gene a risk factor for Parkinson’s

Mutated ATP1B gene a risk factor for Parkinson’s

New mathematical model can help explain why so many pregnancies and IVF attempts fail

New mathematical model can help explain why so many pregnancies and IVF attempts fail

Why do so many pregnancies and in vitro fertilization attempts fail?

Why do so many pregnancies and in vitro fertilization attempts fail?