Latest Chromosome Stories
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.
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The genome of the cucumber has been sequenced by an international consortium lead by Chinese and US institutions.
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.
Biological species are often defined on the basis of reproductive isolation.
- Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.