Latest Chromosome Stories
Man or woman? Male or female? In humans and other mammals, the difference between sexes depends on one single element of the genome: the Y chromosome.
When talking about genetic abnormalities at the DNA level that occur when chromosomes swap, delete or add parts, there is an evolving communication gap both in the science and medical worlds, leading to inconsistencies in clinical and research reports.
An international team of scientists led by Jef Boeke, PhD, director of NYU Langone Medical Center's Institute for Systems Genetics, has synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast, an important step in the emerging field of synthetic biology, designing microorganisms to produce novel medicines, raw materials for food, and biofuels.
Calico cats are renowned and beloved for their funky orange and black patchwork or "tortoiseshell" fur. New research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), has further linked this unique color pattern to X chromosome inactivation or "silencing."
New insights into how the cells in our bodies divide could improve our knowledge of a condition linked to cancer.
Why do metaphase chromosomes have their characteristic elongated cylindrical shape? The proposed solution is consistent with the structure of metaphase chromatin and with the nanomechanical properties of chromatin and chromosomes.
A new study in PLOS Genetics has found that the human race may not be losing the Y chromosome after all.
National Institute of Mental Health Director Salutes UVA Discovery Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 For the second year in a row, groundbreaking
DNA carries out its activities "diluted" in the cell nucleus.
Researchers at the Cell Cycle Research Group of the Bellvitge Institute of Biomedical Research (IDIBELL) led by Ethel Queralt have reported in the journal PLoS Genetics an article which delve into the regulator mechanisms of mitosis, a key stage of the cell-cycle for the correct transmission of genetic information from parents to sons.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.