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Researchers differentiate yellow fever, malaria mosquitoes by gene mapping

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:47

The Virginia Tech entomologists have created a chromosome map that can help distinguish between yellow fever and malaria mosquitoes in order to prevent the disease.

Y chromosome`s loss linked to shorter life expectancy and higher cancer risk for men

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 09:57

Researchers have shown a correlation between a loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells and both a shorter life span and higher mortality from cancer in other organs.

Genes influence male sexual orientation: Study

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 18:08

In significant discovery, researchers in the US have found fresh evidence that the male sexual orientation is influenced by genes.

Mystery behind differences in height between men and women revealed

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 11:17

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have tried to find genetic factors that could explain individual differences in several traits, including BMI, height, blood pressure and lipid levels.

Just two genes from Y chromosome needed for reproduction

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:59

Researchers have described their effort to identify the minimum Y chromosome contribution required to generate a healthy first generation mouse, capable of reproducing a second generation on its own without further technological intervention.

Down syndrome linked to faulty stem cells

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 16:40

Scientists, including Indian-origin researchers, have for the first time discovered that Down syndrome may be linked to faulty stem cell regulation in the body.

Male sexual development not as robust as believed

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 19:54

By studying rare families in which a daughter shares the same Y chromosome as her father, scientists have determined that the pathway for male sexual development is not as consistent and robust as scientists have always assumed.

`Female` X chromosome key contributor to sperm production

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 16:47

Scientists have found that large portions of the X chromosome -long perceived as the "female" counterpart to the male-associated Y chromosome - have evolved to play a specialized role in production of sperm.

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