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Any chromosome apart from the sex chromosomes. In humans there are 22 pairs of autosomes, numbered 1-22, and a pair of sex chromosomes.

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Screen all chromosomes in prenatal embryo testing, says study

04 September 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

Current prenatal chromosome screening tests could miss rare chromosomal abnormalities and lead to inaccurate results... [Read More]

Sperm linked to ART-related genetic disorders

07 December 2009 - by Dr Vivienne Raper

Mutations in sperm used for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be responsible for causing the rare genetic disorders associated with these techniques... [Read More]

Largest human chromosome decoded: correction

13 January 2003 - by BioNews

In BioNews 189, the title of the above story should have been: 'Largest human chromosome to date decoded' and the first sentence should have read: 'French and American scientists have published the entire genetic code of human chromosome 14, the largest human chromosome decoded so far.' The 22 autosomal chromosomes... [Read More]

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