Monday, July 11, 2011

Human Genome Map

Human Genome Map URL
Human Genome maps are a type of cardiographic visualization that shows the genome of the Homo sapiens.  There are 23 pairs of chromosomes on the DNA.  22 of the pairs are autosomal chromosomes, which are used to determine characteristics not related to sex.  The last pair are the sex determining chromosomes.  It can either have two Xs, which represent females, or an X and a Y  which relate to males.  Human genome maps are used for many different reasons.  They can be used to see if the person has a certain disease that may be passed to the offspring.

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