Published Online: 16 APR 2007
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Hilton, M. J. and Wells, D. E. 2007. Chromosome 8. eLS. .
- Published Online: 16 APR 2007
Chromosome 8 is a submetacentric chromosome containing about 5% of the euchromatic human genome that is associated with approximately 96 diseases or syndromes. Notably, it contains a region of strikingly high mutation rate in which the majority of the genes are involved in development or signalling of the nervous system.
- chromosome 8;
- disease genes;