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Latest Cytogenetics Stories

2012-05-29 12:14:05

According to a new study, children exposed to high levels of the common air pollutant naphthalene are at increased risk for chromosomal aberrations (CAs), which have been previously associated with cancer.

Does Polyploidy Play A Role In The Italian Endemic Flora?
2012-05-22 08:24:01

Besides the obvious differences between plants and animals, subtle ones lie concealed within the cell, even within the nucleus.

2012-05-08 10:53:13

The study, published yesterday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), looked at how genes on sex-linked chromosomes are passed down generations and linked to fertility, using the specific example of the W chromosome in female chickens.

2012-05-03 16:05:03

Cohesin is a ring-shaped protein complex involved in the spatial organization of the genome and in mitotic chromosome structure.

Sex, Tools And Chromosomes
2012-04-12 10:28:06

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered a key tool that helps sperm and eggs develop exactly 23 chromosomes each.

2012-04-11 22:33:34

Chromosomes are strands of DNA that contain the blueprint of all living organisms.

2012-03-20 09:41:12

Researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah report they have discovered a method to identify cancer-causing rearrangements of genetic material called chromosomal translocations quickly, accurately, and inexpensively.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).