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Latest Cytogenetics Stories

2013-11-25 16:37:53

Chromosomes – the 46 tightly-wrapped packages of genetic material in our cells – are iconically depicted as X-shaped formations.

Two Y Genes Can Replace Entire Y Chromosome For Assisted Reproduction In Mice
2013-11-21 15:33:20

The Y chromosome is a symbol of maleness, present only in males and encoding genes important for male reproduction. But live mouse offspring can be generated with assisted reproduction using germ cells from males with the Y chromosome contribution limited to only two genes: the testis determinant factor Sry and the spermatogonial proliferation factor Eif2s3y.

2013-10-28 11:33:50

An analysis of the genealogical and medical records of males in Utah's multi-generational families strongly supports the case that inherited variations in the Y chromosome, the male sex chromosome, play a role in the development of prostate cancer.

2013-10-23 11:27:14

The first evidence that the underlying genetic defect responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, can be suppressed in laboratory cultures of patient-derived stem cells was presented today (Oct. 22) at the American Society of Human Genetics 2013 annual meeting in Boston.

2013-10-18 13:25:21

Every case of cancer originates from changes in a person's genetic material (mutations).

2013-10-04 23:23:25

A' Design Award and Competitions are happy to share that the work Chromosome X by Helen Brasinika became a winner of the prestigious Golden A' Design Award in Furniture, Decorative Items

2013-09-26 23:27:01

Transparency Market Research published new "Molecular Cytogenetics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" market research report to

First 3D Pictures Of Chromosome Structure Revealed
2013-09-25 15:40:45

A new method for visualising chromosomes is painting a truer picture of their shape, which is rarely like the X-shaped blob of DNA most of us are familiar with.

2013-09-09 11:32:11

Biologists reported today in Nature that they have identified two pathways through which chromosomes are rearranged in mammalian cells.


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.