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The transcription factor track in UCSC is named as Txn factor. Why Txn == Transcription?

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Any other abbreviation is likely to work for "translation" as well and the x makes it sound a bit like transcription (txn would be pronounced something like "tixon").

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    $\begingroup$ I'm guessing tx came into existence first, and tx is closer to "transcripts". $\endgroup$
    – Ram RS
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 16:38

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