Talk:Aneuploidy and Related Biotechnologies Home

GraceTR, CBHS, 5th May 2011

Why is one X chromosome usually switched off/ inactivated? Is it something that provides a positive effect to the person involved or atleast avoids something negative happening? or is it one of those things that just happens and we are unsure as to why it happens exactly?

Are there any noticeable differences in phenotypes between individuals who have had an X chromosome inactivated and those who have not? or changes/differences in the cells that it does and doesnt happen in?