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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.

Scientists Discover Aneuploidy In Single-celled Organisms
2013-08-14 14:57:39

Baker's yeast is a popular test organism in biology. Yeasts are able to duplicate single chromosomes reversibly and thereby adapt flexibly to environmental conditions. Scientists have now systematically studied the genetics of this process, which biologists refer to as aneuploidy.

2013-08-07 23:25:04

The guiding founding principles of the XXY Brain Trust: 47,XXYs are all genders, not just male; the most important aspect of life for 47,XXYs (Klinefelter Syndrome) is appropriate medical care

2013-07-24 23:24:55

The media has recently been filled with headlines proclaiming that Down syndrome has been “cured”.

2013-07-22 23:24:22

The update will result in improved patient prognoses, better informed patient care decisions and reduced costs. (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Signal

2013-07-22 10:16:49

Painstaking new analysis of the genetic sequence of the X chromosome—long perceived as the "female" counterpart to the male-associated Y chromosome—reveals that large portions of the X have evolved to play a specialized role in sperm production.

Down's Syndrome Genes Shut Off In New Breakthrough
2013-07-18 05:30:06

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have made a huge breakthrough in our understanding of Down's syndrome.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.