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Latest Cytogenetics Stories

Down Syndrome Researchers Remove Extra Chromosome
2012-11-12 14:52:09

Geneticists from the University of Washington have successfully removed the extra chromosome 21 from cells derived from a person with Down syndrome.

Seawater Contains DNA Of Marine Fish And Mammals
2012-08-31 07:49:07

Researchers have found that fish and marine mammals leave behind traces of DNA that can be found in as little as half liter of seawater.

2012-08-13 15:50:34

A broken chromosome is like an unmoored beansprout circling in search of attachment.

A Look At The Early Evolution Of Sex Chromosomes
2012-08-06 18:24:30

Two new studies offer insight into sex chromosome evolution by focusing on papaya, a multimillion dollar crop plant with a sexual problem (as far as growers are concerned) and a complicated past.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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