Latest Chromosome Stories
Using sophisticated genetic technology, a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine has narrowed down the reason for abnormalities in learning and behavior inherited in some families to loss of a specific gene called a nictotinic receptor.
Chromosomes move faster than we first thought.
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.
Each cell inherits genes from its parent as well as epigenetic information â€“ what amounts to an instruction manual that specifies which genes should be activated or "expressed," when and to what level.
EMBL scientists uncover the gene responsible for keeping females female.
Researchers have discovered a new explanation for differences in the severity of mental illness in males.
Animal study demonstrates how whole chromosome changes cause cancer.
Meiosis â€“ the pairing and recombination of chromosomes, followed by segregation of half to each egg or sperm cell â€“ is a major crossroads in all organisms reproducing sexually.
INDIANAPOLIS and CHICAGO, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), and Chromatin Inc.
The genome of the cucumber has been sequenced by an international consortium lead by Chinese and US institutions.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).