Imprinting where portions of chromosomes are inactivated

  1. Monique

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    This is a very interesting process where portions of chromosomes are inactivated. A disease that is caused by wrongfull imprinting is Prader willi/ Angelman syndrome.

    The interesting facts, both diseases are distinct but the same chromosomal portions are involved. Where in one the paternal chromosome has a genomic imprint and in the other the maternal chromosome carries the imprint.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on how this imprinting process is actually achieved?
     
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