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Latest X chromosome Stories

2014-06-17 13:41:26

A UT Arlington research team says their study of genetic information from more than 4,000 beetle species has yielded a new theory about why some species lose their Y chromosome and others, such as humans, hang on to it.

First Sex Determining Genes Appeared In Mammals Some 180 Million Years Ago
2014-04-24 03:55:04

Man or woman? Male or female? In humans and other mammals, the difference between sexes depends on one single element of the genome: the Y chromosome.

2014-03-27 13:07:49

In previous research, UC Berkeley scientists Beatriz Vicoso, Ph.D., and Doris Bachtrog, Ph.D., determined that genes on the so-called "dot chromosome," or fourth chromosome, of the fruit fly Drosophilia melanogaster are X-linked in three other related fly species.

Calico Cats Inspire Research Into X Chromosome Inactivation
2014-02-19 04:31:40

Calico cats are renowned and beloved for their funky orange and black patchwork or "tortoiseshell" fur. New research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), has further linked this unique color pattern to X chromosome inactivation or "silencing."

Why Do Women And Men Differ In Height?
2014-02-07 12:41:01

Researchers from the University of Helsinki analyzed thoroughly the commonly occurring genetic variation in chromosome X, one of the two sex-determining chromosomes, in almost 25,000 Northern European individuals with diverse health-related information available.

Y Chromosome Not Going To Disappear
2014-01-10 10:40:58

A new study in PLOS Genetics has found that the human race may not be losing the Y chromosome after all.

2013-10-28 11:33:50

An analysis of the genealogical and medical records of males in Utah's multi-generational families strongly supports the case that inherited variations in the Y chromosome, the male sex chromosome, play a role in the development of prostate cancer.

2013-10-18 13:25:21

Every case of cancer originates from changes in a person's genetic material (mutations).

2013-10-04 23:23:25

A' Design Award and Competitions are happy to share that the work Chromosome X by Helen Brasinika became a winner of the prestigious Golden A' Design Award in Furniture, Decorative Items

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.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.