News tagged with x chromosome

Sex chromosomes—why the Y genes matter

Several genes have been lost from the Y chromosome in humans and other mammals, according to research published in the open access journal Genome Biology. The study shows that essential Y genes are rescue ...

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Scientists show how men amp up their X chromosome

What makes a man? His clothes? His car? His choice of scotch? The real answer, says Brown University biologist Erica Larschan, is the newly understood activity of a protein complex that, like a genetic power tool, gives enzymes ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Genetics
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Scientists unveil sex-linked control of genes

Many proteins interact with an RNA molecule called Xist to coat and silence one X chromosome in every female cell. Learning how genes are targeted and silenced may help researchers studying sex-specific diseases.

dateApr 03, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Sex Talk Revelations of the Lonely Y Chromosome

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the week that the University of Leicester celebrates the 25th anniversary of the discovery of DNA fingerprinting (Thursday September 10) new findings from the world-renowned University of Leicester Department ...

dateSep 09, 2009 in Genetics
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