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Scientists confused by ‘inexplicable excess mass’ lurking in human chromosomes



How much do you weigh? No, not your body weight (we are not here to judge) – but the weight of yours chromosomes, the X-shaped bundles with genetic instructions that make you you?

If you do not know in advance, then the researchers have covered you. Using one of Britain’s most powerful X-rays, a team of researchers recently measured the mass of the 46 human chromosomes.


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