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2010-01-14 11:02:50

Contrary to a widely held scientific theory that the mammalian Y chromosome is slowly decaying or stagnating, new evidence suggests that in fact the Y is actually evolving quite rapidly through continuous, wholesale renovation.

2010-01-05 21:37:13

Each cell inherits genes from its parent as well as epigenetic information – what amounts to an instruction manual that specifies which genes should be activated or "expressed," when and to what level.

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2009-12-10 14:01:35

EMBL scientists uncover the gene responsible for keeping females female.

2009-12-10 12:53:49

Researchers have discovered a new explanation for differences in the severity of mental illness in males.

2009-12-07 18:49:44

Animal study demonstrates how whole chromosome changes cause cancer.

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2009-11-14 07:49:18

Meiosis – the pairing and recombination of chromosomes, followed by segregation of half to each egg or sperm cell – is a major crossroads in all organisms reproducing sexually.

2009-11-11 07:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and CHICAGO, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), and Chromatin Inc.

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2009-11-02 12:30:00

The genome of the cucumber has been sequenced by an international consortium lead by Chinese and US institutions.

2009-10-27 12:47:34

Cornell researchers have discovered a genetic mechanism in fruit flies that prevents two closely related species from reproducing, a finding that offers clues to how species evolve.

2009-10-26 23:48:38

Biological species are often defined on the basis of reproductive isolation.


Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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