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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.

Herd Fertility May Be Improved By Understanding The Gene-rich Y Chromosomes Of Bulls
2013-07-11 15:24:22

The Y chromosomes of cattle have more genes and are more active than the Y chromosomes of other primates, according to researchers.


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gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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