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How closely related are the genes on a single chromosome?

Asked by LostInParadise (17182 points ) January 5th, 2014

For example, are all the genes related to vision on a single chromosome? People are always focusing on individual genes, but the chromosome is the unit of inheritance. Might it be that some of an organism’s characteristics are determined by a combination of genes? If these genes are all on a single pair of chromosomes, wouldn’t it make sense in genetic engineering to swap an entire chromosome?

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