Latest Y chromosome Stories

2009-06-05 11:20:00

Boys who carry a particular variation of the gene Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA), sometimes called the "warrior gene," are more likely not only to join gangs but also to be among the most violent members and to use weapons.

2009-04-26 23:00:00

A researcher at Ohio State University says he is working on producing larger bluegill by breeding super males with two Y chromosomes.

2009-04-23 13:00:00

A U.S.-led international consortium of scientists says it has sequenced the bovine genome, showing the genetic features that separate cattle from humans. The six-year effort has produced the first full genome sequence of any ruminant species, officials said, consisting of at least 22,000-protein coding genes and is more similar to that of humans than to the genomes of mice or rats. University of Illinois Professor Harris Lewin said the cattle genome appears to have been significantly...

2009-04-20 14:08:29

An international team of more than 70 researchers says it has found nine new genes on the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning disabilities. The scientists said they studied nearly all X chromosome genes in 208 families with learning disabilities.

2009-04-19 13:17:17

A collaboration between more than 70 researchers across the globe has uncovered nine new genes on the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning disabilities.

2009-04-16 14:28:14

Berkeley -- Move over, Y chromosome – it's time X got some attention.

2009-03-11 07:53:34

Incipient sex chromosomes have been found in New Zealand's eponymous export, the kiwifruit.

2009-03-06 06:50:00

LONGMONT, Colo., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- 2009 marks the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking work, "On the Origin of Species." In a stroke of timely relevance, a new book announces the next step men and women must take to turn away from certain animal instincts that may be hurtling the human race toward extinction.

2009-02-26 11:01:01

Cutting edge science has finally put to rest a 90-year-old mystery that involved nobility, revolution, murder and the long-romanticized story of a child's escape from the firing squad.

2009-02-13 23:05:17

British researchers suggest the often quoted 1 in 10 figure for children born through infidelity is unlikely to be true. Dr. Turi King and Mark Jobling from the University of Leicester examined the Y chromosomes of more than 1,600 unrelated men with 40 surnames -- including variations in spelling.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.