Females Are Mosaics: X Inactivation and Sex Differences in Disease

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Women can be described as genetic mosaics because they have two distinctly different types of cells throughout their bodies. Unlike males, who have one X chromosome (inherited from their mother), females have two X chromosomes in every cell (one from each parent). The fathers copy works in some cells, while the mothers copy works in others. These two X chromosomes often function differently, especially if one carries a defective gene. Much has been written about the Y chromosome and its role in inducing maleness. This will ...

Females Are Mosaics: X Inactivation and Sex Differences in Disease 2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199927531

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Females Are Mosaics: X Inactivation and Sex Differences in Disease 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195188127

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