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Genetics

In many species, the possession of X and Y chromosomes determines whether an individual develops into a male or female. In humans, for example,...
Two genes work together to drive the most lethal forms of prostate cancer, according to new research from the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer...
A team of researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has been involved in a thorough genetic investigation based on the case of a child...
Scientists showed that people who have a variant of a longevity gene, called KLOTHO, have improved brain skills such as thinking, learning and memory...
Each time a human cell divides, it must first make a copy of its 46 chromosomes to serve as an instruction manual for the new cell. Normally, this...
Inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 tumor suppressor genes are by far the most frequent contributors to hereditary cancer risk in the human...
A variety of cancers are treated with the anti-tumor agent bleomycin, though its disease-fighting properties remain poorly understood. In a new...
Large sections of the genome that were once referred to as "junk" DNA have been linked to human heart failure, according to research from Washington...
Despite a well-documented history of dramatic genetic decay, the human Y chromosome has over the course of millions of years of evolution managed to...
Man or woman? Male or female? In humans and other mammals, the difference between sexes depends on one single element of the genome: the Y chromosome...

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