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Latest Chromosome Stories

2013-09-09 11:32:11

Biologists reported today in Nature that they have identified two pathways through which chromosomes are rearranged in mammalian cells.

Scientists Discover Aneuploidy In Single-celled Organisms
2013-08-14 14:57:39

Baker's yeast is a popular test organism in biology. Yeasts are able to duplicate single chromosomes reversibly and thereby adapt flexibly to environmental conditions. Scientists have now systematically studied the genetics of this process, which biologists refer to as aneuploidy.

2013-08-07 23:25:04

The guiding founding principles of the XXY Brain Trust: 47,XXYs are all genders, not just male; the most important aspect of life for 47,XXYs (Klinefelter Syndrome) is appropriate medical care

2013-07-22 10:16:49

Painstaking new analysis of the genetic sequence of the X chromosome—long perceived as the "female" counterpart to the male-associated Y chromosome—reveals that large portions of the X have evolved to play a specialized role in sperm production.

Genes Regulated By Newly Found CLAMP Protein
2013-07-18 12:49:15

They say a good man is hard to find. Were it not for a newly discovered protein, the X chromosome of a male fruit fly could never be found by a gene-regulating complex that male flies need to develop and survive.

Down's Syndrome Genes Shut Off In New Breakthrough
2013-07-18 05:30:06

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have made a huge breakthrough in our understanding of Down's syndrome.

Herd Fertility May Be Improved By Understanding The Gene-rich Y Chromosomes Of Bulls
2013-07-11 15:24:22

The Y chromosomes of cattle have more genes and are more active than the Y chromosomes of other primates, according to researchers.

2013-07-09 17:38:36

Scientists studying cancer development have known about micronuclei for some time.

New Genes Essential To Life
2013-06-07 11:53:53

According to a new study, relatively newly acquired genes can quickly become a major part of an organism’s genetic machinery and even essential for life.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).