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X inactivation

The process s by which one of the two X chromosomes present in females is randomly inactivated in the cells of the early embryo.

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X chromosome may offer females protection against cancer 28 November 2016 News
Down's syndrome chromosome 'can be silenced' 22 July 2013 News
Extra dose of X-chromosome genes for women 21 March 2005 News
ICSI affects growth of female embryos 29 June 2004 News

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