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The two sex chromosomes—X (larger pair) and Y.

April 19, 2019

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The two sex chromosomes—X (larger pair) and Y.

On the Cover

On the cover: Humans typically have two sex chromosomes­—X (larger pair) and Y. Scientists have evidence that millions of years ago, X and Y were the same size and contained essentially the same genes. Now, virtually the only DNA they still have in common is at the very tips (blue).

Melissa Wilson, Arizona State University

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