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She moves in mysterious ways

The human X chromosome is a study in contradictions. The detailed sequence of the X, and a survey of inactivated genes in females, help to illuminate this unique ‘evolutionary space’.

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Figure 1: X-chromosome inactivation made manifest.

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Gunter, C. She moves in mysterious ways. Nature 434, 279–280 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/434279a

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