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Stockholm :: Sweden | 5 days ago

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Basic biology has it that girls are girls because they have two X chromosomes the things inside cells that carry our genes...Recently, though, there's been a lot of debate in scientific circles about the fate of that Y chromosome the genetic basis of

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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | 3 months ago

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Till date, it was now well understood what happens to the Y chromosome during the earliest stages of this evolution, or the time scales over which degeneration occurs. In humans, the Y chromosome has undergone extensive gene loss over its roughly 200-

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Regina :: Canada | 3 months ago

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The Y chromosome has always been the runt of the genetic litter. Usually relegated to the bottom row on genetic plots; scientists believed its main function was to make us male instead of female...The human Y chromosome has definitely decreased in

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Lausanne :: Switzerland | 3 months ago

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The researchers recovered the Y chromosome genes from three major mammalian lineages: placentals (which include humans, apes, rodents and elephants), marsupials (such as opossums and kangaroos) and monotremes (egg-laying mammals, such as the platypus

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Lausanne :: Switzerland | 3 months ago

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Reports of the demise of the male Y chromosome have been greatly exaggerated according to scientists who believe that the end of men is a gender apocalypse too far. Two independent studies of the diminutive Y chromosome, which is inherited solely

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Boston :: MA :: USA | 5 months ago

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Calico cats obtain their fur color from the inactivation, or 'silencing,' of one of its X chromosomes. Scientists have now discovered a technique allowing them to observe the inactive X chromosome of female cells in immortalized mouse cell lines.

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 6 months ago

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Researchers from University of Helsinki analysed the commonly occurring genetic variation in chromosome X in almost 25,000 northern European individuals to know some of the well-known differences between men and women in certain traits, such as

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 7 months ago

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Is the male Y chromosome at risk of being lost?...According to researchers at University of California, Berkeley, the genes on the Y chromosome are important and they have probably been maintained by selection among mammals. "This implies that

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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | 8 months ago

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Well, perhaps (give or take 10 million years or so.) But most likely not. In a Q&A today with science historian Sarah Richardson on genetics and sex differences, commenter decemberfifthburner asked about reports that the Y chromosome could be headed

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Honolulu :: HI :: USA | 8 months ago

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The Y chromosome is often thought of as defining the male sex. Now scientists find that only two genes on the Y chromosome are needed in mice for them to father offspring. These findings could point to ways to help otherwise infertile men have

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