Latest Chromosome Stories
Vive le difference? Not at the level of DNA.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of a new, non-invasive test for the identification of Turner syndrome (TS) was announced today by JS Genetics. The test, XCAT-TS, is a simple cheek swab that identifies girls with Turner syndrome.
As a child grows, a short stature is not usually cause for concern, but it is often the only sign of a condition called Turner syndrome.
The genes that make up the human genome were mapped by HUGO, the Human Genome Organisation, and published in 2001.
A study shows for the first time that the three most common chromosome changes seen in chronic lymphocytic leukemia disrupt a molecular network that includes several important genes and strongly influences the outcome of the disease.
The sight of a researcher sitting at a microscope for hours, painstakingly searching for the right cells, may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new software created by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.
In the case of DNA, the package can be as important as its contents, new work with fruit flies reveals.
Remarkable new research overthrows the conventional view that cancer always develops in a steady, stepwise progression.
Most of the time cancer seems to creep up gradually over time; cells become premalignant, then increasingly abnormal before they become cancerous.
Researchers are a step closer to unraveling the mysteries of human sexual development, following genetic studies that show male mice can be created without a Y chromosome â€“ through the activation of an ancient brain gene.
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