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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.

Mar 29, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 1

Unravelling the secrets of maleness

New research has identified the key to becoming male is an enzyme that "unravels" DNA to trigger male development of the embryo, a discovery that may give greater insight into intersex disorders.

Sep 05, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Sex is 'nothing but trouble', geneticist says

(Phys.org) —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 ...

Apr 03, 2013 2.8 / 5 (6) 3

Clues to chromosome crossovers

Neil Hunter's laboratory in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences has placed another piece in the puzzle of how sexual reproduction shuffles genes while making sure sperm and eggs get the right number ...

Feb 13, 2013 4 / 5 (4) 2 | with audio podcast

Researchers decode the hamster genome

Genome researchers from Bielefeld University's Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) headed by Professor Dr. Alfred Pühler have succeeded in sequencing the genome of the Chinese hamster. The Chinese hamster ...

Aug 21, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Rewiring stem cells

A fast and comprehensive method for determining the function of genes could greatly improve our understanding of a wide range of diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, liver disease and cancer.

Jan 09, 2014 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast