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what does it mean if you have a inversion on the 12th chromosome

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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Rearrangement: An inversion occurs when a portion of a chromosome breaks then rearranges itself. It can happen in many places on the chromosome. The effects can be significant or nonsignificant depending on that section of the chromosome and what it controls.they usually do not cause any abnormalities as long as the rearrangement is balanced with no extra were missing DNA.

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