The Intersection

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Round the outer ring are shown the 23 chromosomes of the human genome. The lines in blue, in the third ring, show internal rearrangements, in which a stretch of DNA has been moved from one site to another within the same chromosome. The red lines, in the bull’s eye, designate switches of DNA from one chromosome to another.

More at The New York Times

Comments

  1. #1 ngong
    December 26, 2008

    Wow! Are we lookly at mostly random rearrangements, or does all this flipping proceed according to a program?

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