Aged DNA may activate genes differently

Grey hair, wisdom, and wrinkles on our skin mark us as we age, but it's the more subtle changes beneath the surface that make us old. Now, researchers have discovered that our chromosomes also wrinkle with age, changing how ...

Adult sex ratio linked to gender chromosomes

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from institutions in Hungary, the U.S. and the U.K. has found a link between the adult sex ratio (ASR) and gender chromosome differences. In their paper published in the journal ...

Huge insect diversity revealed by genetic technologies

(Phys.org) —The diversity of plants, mammals and birds in Australia is well-known, but scientists have very little idea of how many hundreds of thousands of species of Australian insects exist.

Molecular VELCRO for chromosome stability

(Phys.org) —A team of scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research and the University of Geneva has functionally dissected the molecular processes that ensure the stability of chromosomes. They ...

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