Latest Chromosome Stories
Biologists reported today in Nature that they have identified two pathways through which chromosomes are rearranged in mammalian cells.
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.
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
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.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.