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First Sex Determining Genes Appeared In Mammals Some 180 Million Years Ago
2014-04-24 03:55:04

Man or woman? Male or female? In humans and other mammals, the difference between sexes depends on one single element of the genome: the Y chromosome.

2014-04-18 15:41:30

When talking about genetic abnormalities at the DNA level that occur when chromosomes swap, delete or add parts, there is an evolving communication gap both in the science and medical worlds, leading to inconsistencies in clinical and research reports.

2014-04-09 08:29:15

PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 5, 2014, the 20(th) anniversary of the death of Dr. Jerome Lejeune was marked with great celebration in Paris. Dr.

2014-03-31 12:10:17

Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia are said to have normal chromosomes but appear instead to have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that could better define their prognosis and treatment.

2014-03-27 13:07:49

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.

2014-02-19 16:24:07

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

Calico cats are renowned and beloved for their funky orange and black patchwork or "tortoiseshell" fur. New research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), has further linked this unique color pattern to X chromosome inactivation or "silencing."

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

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.

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.

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

A new study in PLOS Genetics has found that the human race may not be losing the Y chromosome after all.


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