So my major is in pharmacy but both my master and my (currently in progress) doctoral degree are both in theoretical chemistry. My thesis is about quantum chemistry and proteins, but it has a certain amount of phylogeny and evolutionary biology such that I've had to learn some phylogenic analysis methodology and have had my share of experience using sequence databases and analysis tools around the web. Although I do not focus particularly in the human genome, or even human proteins for that matter, I got myself thinking about a rather curious question.
I am by no means a specialist in molecular and evolutionary biology, but I do understand that chromosomes and genes come up in the population by several mechanisms. Now, it is interesting to me that all the information regarding biological sex in humans is contained within a single chromosomal switch, the Y chromosome. Given that fact, I asked myself
"Do we have some order in the arrangement of our genes in their chromosomes?"
So now I turn that question to you people, who seem to be more well-equipped to tackle theses questions than I certainly am. Forgive my ignorance and indulge my curiosity!
[EDIT FOR CLARIFICATION]
Okay, clarifying some points that were raised in the comments:
The question is about whether there is a pattern in the organization of genes into chromosomes. For example, the Y chromosome clearly contains a lot of genes associated with sexual dimorphism in humans. I was wondering if chromosomes in general follow that general pattern. If, for example, Chromosome 1 contains such and such kinds of genes, as if it had hints of an overarching "theme" to it.
Is that clearer?