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2012-02-09 11:46:16

A common heart disease which kills thousands each year may be passed genetically from father to son, according to a study led by the University of Leicester.

X Factor Determined Chimpanzee Development
2012-01-31 04:36:24

Genetic mutations that boost an individual’s adaptability have greater chances of getting through to X chromosomes – at least in chimpanzees, according to new Danish research.

Frogs Use Calls To Find Mates With Matching Chromosomes
2011-12-28 04:54:03

When it comes to love songs, female tree frogs are pretty picky. According to a new study from the University of Missouri, certain female tree frogs may be remarkably attuned to the songs of mates who share the same number of chromosomes as they do.

2011-10-18 13:19:30

Geneticists at Emory University School of Medicine have demonstrated a method that enables the routine amplification of all the genes on the X chromosome.

2011-09-27 13:19:22

New research presented today at the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology meeting has found a genetic region, which may control testicle development in the fetus.

2011-09-19 23:08:35

Fruit flies have been indispensible to our understanding of genetics and biological processes in all animals, including humans.

2011-07-22 14:17:40

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have uncovered the evolutionary mechanisms that have caused increases or decreases in the numbers of chromosomes in a group of yeast species during the last 100-150 million years.

2011-03-03 07:00:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of a new, non-invasive test for the identification of Turner syndrome (TS) was announced today by JS Genetics. The test, XCAT-TS, is a simple cheek swab that identifies girls with Turner syndrome.

2011-02-03 17:53:27

The genes that make up the human genome were mapped by HUGO, the Human Genome Organisation, and published in 2001.

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2010-12-22 13:52:23

Researchers are a step closer to unraveling the mysteries of human sexual development, following genetic studies that show male mice can be created without a Y chromosome – through the activation of an ancient brain gene.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.