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Mutterings From the Silenced X Chromosome

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Science  18 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5716, pp. 1708
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5716.1708b

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A large-scale survey of the X chromosome has revealed that genes once thought to be silenced in women are sometimes expressed--and that their degree of expression varies from woman to woman.