List of chromosomes

A saunter along the human genome

…take a walk and discover the world of genes, proteins and bioinformatics.

Each one of our cells contains 23 pairs of chromosomes; one of the chromosomes comes from our mother and the other from our father. Like a recipe book, each chromosome contains a certain number of recipes, known as ‘genes’. Over 20’000 genes are recipes for proteins which are essential components of life.