News tagged with y chromosome
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The Y chromosome is the sex-determining chromosome in most mammals, including humans. In mammals, it contains the gene SRY, which triggers testis development, thus determining sex. The human Y chromosome is composed of about 60 million base pairs.
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Using only a computer, an Internet connection, and publicly accessible online resources, a team of Whitehead Institute researchers has been able to identify nearly 50 individuals who had submitted personal genetic material ...
Genetics Jan 17, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 2 |
Researchers have shown that transplanting stem cells derived from normal mouse blood vessels into the hearts of mice that model the pathology associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) prevents the ...
Medical research Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The pulse quickens, the heart pounds and adrenalin courses through the veins, but in stressful situations is our reaction controlled by our genes, and does it differ between the sexes? Australian scientists, writing in BioEssays, believ ...
Genetics Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A large-scale analysis of Y chromosomes from more than 20,000 men finds that two spontaneously recurring deletions along a complex region of the Y chromosome are responsible for approximately 8% of cases of failed sperm production.
Genetics Oct 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(AP) -- Boy or girl? A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found.
Other Aug 10, 2011 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2
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.
Genetics Feb 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
New hope has arrived for migraine sufferers following a Griffith University study with the people of Norfolk Island.
Genetics Jun 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
New research presented today at the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology meeting has found a genetic region, which may control testicle development in the foetus.
Genetics Sep 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A privacy risk in your DNA: New policies are needed to safeguard participants' identity in genetic studies
The growing ease of DNA sequencing has led to enormous advancements in the scientific field. Through extensive networked databases, researchers can access genetic information to gain valuable knowledge about causative and ...
Genetics Feb 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
As a noninvasive method of determining the sex of a fetus, tests using cell-free fetal DNA obtained from the mother's blood after 7 weeks gestation performed well, while urine-based tests appear to be unreliable, according ...
Health Aug 09, 2011 | not rated yet | 0