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XIST (gene) sections
Intro   Function    Gene location    Transcript organization    Xist Inactivation Center (XIC)    Regulation of the Xist promoter    Dosage compensation    X inactivation cycle    Disease linkage    Interactions    See also    References    Further reading    External links   

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