Latest Chromosome Stories
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.
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.
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have made a huge breakthrough in our understanding of Down's syndrome.
The Y chromosomes of cattle have more genes and are more active than the Y chromosomes of other primates, according to researchers.
Scientists studying cancer development have known about micronuclei for some time.
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.
The human body contains trillions of cells, all derived from a single cell, or zygote, made by the fusion of an egg and a sperm.
The study of chromosome changes arisen during species evolution is a current and intriguing topic that evolutionary biology proposes.
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