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How many chromosomes are there in a human body?

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Each cell in the human body has 23 pairs of chromosomes - i.e. 46 chromosomes. The only exception are the sex cells (i.e. the sperm and egg cells), which only have a single copy of each chromosome and therefore 23 chromosomes.

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