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Anton feels equally at home talking to the general public about stem cells in the informal setting of a Café Scientifique as he does working in the lab on sex chromosomes. As females have two copies of the X chromosome in their cells unlike their male counterparts, one of these is turned off, a process initiated by an RNA molecule called Xist (exist). Anton studies how Xist turns off X chromosomes in female cells and which proteins might help it to do so.