Latest Cytogenetics Stories
The study of chromosome changes arisen during species evolution is a current and intriguing topic that evolutionary biology proposes.
Two new papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) show that genetic testing in early pregnancy reveals far more about potential birth defects and stillbirth risk than current prenatal testing does, based on a multi-center clinical trial using both methods.
Chromosome number is the most basic feature concerning the genome of a species, and it is known for about one third of higher plant species.
Geneticists from the University of Washington have successfully removed the extra chromosome 21 from cells derived from a person with Down syndrome.
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