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Sex is 'nothing but trouble', geneticist says

( —Sex determining genes in marsupials have shed some light on how the Y chromosome, which determines the male sex in humans, will quickly degenerate and eventually disappear, according to a world-renowned evolutionary ...

dateApr 03, 2013 in Biotechnology
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DNA: How to unravel the tangle

A research coordinated by the scientists at SISSA of Trieste has now developed and studied a numeric model of the chromosome that supports the experimental data and provides a hypothesis on the bundle's function.

dateMar 29, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Pining for a beetle genome

The sequencing and assembly of the genome of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae, is published online this week in Genome Biology. The species is native to North America, where it is currently wreaking havoc ...

dateMar 26, 2013 in Biotechnology
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