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Contact: Dr. Taru Tukiainen
taru@atgu.mgh.harvard.edu
857-225-4329
University of Helsinki

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Caption: Given its unique nature, the X chromosome has often been neglected when performing large-scale genetic studies. Because women have two copies of this chromosome and men only one, identifying genetic associations with X chromosomal genes can be particularly valuable in helping us to understand why some characteristics differ between sexes.

Credit: Taru Tukiainen

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