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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.

2013-05-06 20:35:12

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.

Chromosomal Evolution Advancement In Sea Cradles
2012-12-12 15:45:38

The study of chromosome changes arisen during species evolution is a current and intriguing topic that evolutionary biology proposes.


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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
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