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2011-02-10 14:04:32

In 1980 in the United States, approximately 4.5% of all pregnant women were of advanced maternal age.

2011-02-03 17:53:27

The genes that make up the human genome were mapped by HUGO, the Human Genome Organisation, and published in 2001.

2011-01-24 15:37:27

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.

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2011-01-12 12:50:00

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.

2011-01-06 16:28:01

Most of the time cancer seems to creep up gradually over time; cells become premalignant, then increasingly abnormal before they become cancerous.

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2010-12-22 13:52:23

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 – through the activation of an ancient brain gene.

2010-12-02 22:03:12

The Y chromosome is supposed to genetically seal a fetus’s fate in terms of gender.

2010-12-02 21:37:54

A variety of genetic factors are involved in sex determination.

2010-11-25 22:08:47

Scientists have discovered an amazingly simple way that cells stabilize their machinery for forcing apart chromosomes.

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2010-11-03 14:40:43

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.


Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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