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Latest Chromosome Stories

2011-10-10 09:09:47

In order for cells of different types to maintain their identities even after repeated rounds of cell division, each cell must "remember" which genes were active before division and pass along that memory to its daughter cells.

2011-10-07 12:20:24

New findings of researchers from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Mauro Mandrioli, Valentina Monti and Gian Carlo Manicardi) show that in aphids the two X chromosomes have a different inheritance.

2011-10-06 13:08:46

In children with genomic disorders, often a gamete – egg or sperm – has gone disastrously awry with either a duplication or deletion of genetic material that results in physical and neurological problems for the subsequent child.

2011-10-05 12:25:09

When cells divide normally, DNA gets copied perfectly and distributed among the daughter cells with an even hand.

2011-10-04 10:16:18

Chromosomal abnormalities linked to intellectual disability can be traced back to the father, particularly those who are older when the child is conceived.

2011-10-03 15:45:04

When cells divide normally, DNA gets copied perfectly and distributed among the daughter cells with an even hand.

2011-09-19 23:08:35

Fruit flies have been indispensible to our understanding of genetics and biological processes in all animals, including humans.

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2011-09-14 23:06:31

Scientists have synthesized from scratch a so-called chromosome 'arm' - one of the largest DNA molecules ever synthesized/

2011-09-14 22:20:02

In the quest to understand genomes—how they're built, how they're organized and what makes them work—a team of Johns Hopkins researchers has engineered from scratch a computer-designed yeast chromosome and incorporated into their creation a new system that lets scientists intentionally rearrange the yeast's genetic material.

2011-09-08 20:54:30

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have obtained the first high-resolution, three-dimensional images of a cell with a nucleus undergoing cell division.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.