News tagged with x chromosome

Aurora B answers an XIST-ential question

Early in development, mammalian female cells counteract their double dose of X chromosomes by coating one of them with a large RNA named XIST. The RNA binds to the same X chromosome from which it is transcribed and initiates ...

dateAug 24, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Boy or girl? In lizards, egg size matters

Whether baby lizards will turn out to be male or female is a more complicated question than scientists would have ever guessed, according to a new report published online on June 4th in Current Biology. The study shows that ...

dateJun 04, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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