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2014-03-27 13:07:49

Results help explain puzzling features of 'dot chromosome' In previous research, UC Berkeley scientists Beatriz Vicoso, Ph.D., and Doris Bachtrog, Ph.D., determined that genes on the so-called "dot chromosome," or fourth chromosome, of the fruit fly Drosophilia melanogaster are X-linked in three other related fly species. These and other findings revealed that the fruit fly's "dot chromosome" had descended from a differentiated X chromosome and suggests that several of the chromosome's...

2014-02-19 16:24:07

DUBLIN, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jzx9mp/molecular ) has announced the addition of the "Molecular Cytogenetics Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Molecular cytogenetics refers to the study of chromosomal structures with the use of molecular techniques. The technique provides a combination of both molecular and cytological approach to research and...

Calico Cats Inspire Research Into X Chromosome Inactivation
2014-02-19 04:31:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Calico cats are renowned and beloved for their funky orange and black patchwork or "tortoiseshell" fur. Cat Breeds Encyclopedia reports that these felines — considered to be good luck in several countries — are 90 percent female, suggesting that the color pattern is related to the gender of the animal. New research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), has further linked this unique color pattern to X chromosome...

Why Do Women And Men Differ In Height?
2014-02-07 12:41:01

University of Helsinki Researchers from the University of Helsinki analyzed thoroughly the commonly occurring genetic variation in chromosome X, one of the two sex-determining chromosomes, in almost 25,000 Northern European individuals with diverse health-related information available. The aim of the study was to find genetic factors that could explain individual differences in several traits, including BMI, height, blood pressure and lipid levels. In addition, the researchers also...

2014-02-04 11:35:43

New insights into how the cells in our bodies divide could improve our knowledge of a condition linked to cancer, a study suggests. Errors in the cell division process – which allows us to grow and stay healthy – can lead to a genetic disorder called aneuploidy, which is also associated with birth defects and infertility. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have pinpointed the key role played by a protein in ensuring that cells separate correctly. During cell division,...

Y Chromosome Not Going To Disappear
2014-01-10 10:40:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Finally, some good news for men, as a new study in PLOS Genetics has found that the human race may not be losing the Y chromosome after all. Some popular theories have posited that the male sex chromosome is destined to diminish and disappear. "The Y chromosome has lost 90 percent of the genes it once shared with the X chromosome, and some scientists have speculated that the Y chromosome will disappear in less than 5 million years,"...

2013-12-05 23:04:02

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Research on China’s FISH Probe (Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization Probe) Industry, 2013-2017. London (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 According to Huidian’s market research, the output value of China’s FISH probe market in 2012 was about CNY 20 million to CNY 30 million; with the improvement of people’s living standard and medical conditions in the future, FISH probe products will be more and more used in medical diagnosis....

2013-11-26 14:25:32

Plants can reproduce in a multitude of different ways, unlike humans and animals. Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna have been working on developing new varieties of chamomile that can be cultivated as a medicinal plant. The researchers have been trying to identify varieties that will bloom longer and make its cultivation easier. Their methods and results have recently been published in the scientific press. Chamomile is a medicinal plant used mainly in the...


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