Chromosome 8 News and Research

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Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 8, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. Chromosome 8 spans about 146 million DNA building blocks (base pairs) and represents between 4.5 percent and 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 8 likely contains between 700 and 1,100 genes.

Genes on chromosome 8 are among the estimated 20,000 to 25,000 total genes in the human genome.
Insights into elusive protein complex can help find novel treatments for chromosomal disorders

Insights into elusive protein complex can help find novel treatments for chromosomal disorders

UVA researcher developing innovative gene therapy to help children with Rett syndrome

UVA researcher developing innovative gene therapy to help children with Rett syndrome

Chromatin-regulating enzyme found to be a key driver of common lung cancer

Chromatin-regulating enzyme found to be a key driver of common lung cancer

MGH researchers uncover new clues about X chromosome inactivation

MGH researchers uncover new clues about X chromosome inactivation

Novel computer-guided design tool helps increase the efficiency of cell conversions

Novel computer-guided design tool helps increase the efficiency of cell conversions

VEXAS syndrome in men is more common than previously thought

VEXAS syndrome in men is more common than previously thought

Genetics can partly explain aggressive behavior in children with ADHD with DBDs

Genetics can partly explain aggressive behavior in children with ADHD with DBDs

Whole genome sequencing may guide blood cancer treatment

Whole genome sequencing may guide blood cancer treatment

Researchers identify human BCAS3 and C16orf70 as novel autophagic proteins

Researchers identify human BCAS3 and C16orf70 as novel autophagic proteins

New evidence supports the use of antisense oligonucleotides as feasible therapeutic strategy for MDS

New evidence supports the use of antisense oligonucleotides as feasible therapeutic strategy for MDS

Genetic variation associated with COVID-19 outcome

Genetic variation associated with COVID-19 outcome

Study shows potential benefits of green tea extracts in Down syndrome

Study shows potential benefits of green tea extracts in Down syndrome

Diverse patient population helps identify gene variant associated with childhood asthma

Diverse patient population helps identify gene variant associated with childhood asthma

A missing protein explains the appearance of tumor cells in people with Mulibrey syndrome

A missing protein explains the appearance of tumor cells in people with Mulibrey syndrome

Scientists receive grant to investigate tumor development within a natural environment

Scientists receive grant to investigate tumor development within a natural environment

Canadian pilot study uses gene therapy to successfully treat patients with Fabry disease

Canadian pilot study uses gene therapy to successfully treat patients with Fabry disease

Understanding Absolute Stoichiometry of Oligomeric Protein Complexes Using SEC-MALS

Understanding Absolute Stoichiometry of Oligomeric Protein Complexes Using SEC-MALS

Study: Interbacterial toxins may contribute to bacterial genetic diversity

Study: Interbacterial toxins may contribute to bacterial genetic diversity

Adults with Down syndrome more likely to die from COVID-19 than general population

Adults with Down syndrome more likely to die from COVID-19 than general population

Neanderthal gene can confer protection against severe COVID-19, finds study

Neanderthal gene can confer protection against severe COVID-19, finds study