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In 1980 in the United States, approximately 4.5% of all pregnant women were of advanced maternal age.
The genes that make up the human genome were mapped by HUGO, the Human Genome Organisation, and published in 2001.
The sight of a researcher sitting at a microscope for hours, painstakingly searching for the right cells, may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new software created by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.
Research published on Tuesday states that DNA in a pregnant woman's blood can reliably show whether her fetus has Down's syndrome, which can reduce the need for invasive testing procedures like amniocentesis.
Most of the time cancer seems to creep up gradually over time; cells become premalignant, then increasingly abnormal before they become cancerous.
Researchers are a step closer to unraveling the mysteries of human sexual development, following genetic studies that show male mice can be created without a Y chromosome â€“ through the activation of an ancient brain gene.
The Y chromosome is supposed to genetically seal a fetusâ€™s fate in terms of gender.
A variety of genetic factors are involved in sex determination.
Scientists have discovered an amazingly simple way that cells stabilize their machinery for forcing apart chromosomes.
Physical defects in plants can be predicted based on chromosome imbalances, a finding that may shed light on how the addition or deletion of genes and the organization of the genome affects organisms.
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