Fish Species’ Y Chromosomes Diverged Even Without Recombination
Fish Species’ Y Chromosomes Diverged Even Without Recombination
Researchers discover surprisingly high levels of genetic diversity among the colorful male morphs of a freshwater fish.
Fish Species’ Y Chromosomes Diverged Even Without Recombination
Fish Species’ Y Chromosomes Diverged Even Without Recombination

Researchers discover surprisingly high levels of genetic diversity among the colorful male morphs of a freshwater fish.

Researchers discover surprisingly high levels of genetic diversity among the colorful male morphs of a freshwater fish.

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Cell Biologist Angelika Amon Dies at 53
Cell Biologist Angelika Amon Dies at 53
Max Kozlov | Nov 4, 2020
A “larger than life personality,” Amon devoted her career to studying the cell cycle and aneuploidy. Her research has shaped the field of cancer biology.
Michelle Gray Tracks Huntington’s in Different Brain Cells
Michelle Gray Tracks Huntington’s in Different Brain Cells
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
The University of Alabama at Birmingham neuroscientist aims to determine which cells are most important in prompting the disease’s initiation and progression.
CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos
CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos
Amanda Heidt | Jun 26, 2020
Three studies identify unintended consequences of gene editing in human embryos, including large deletions and reshuffling of DNA.
Image of the Day: Impaired Meiosis
Image of the Day: Impaired Meiosis
Amy Schleunes | Feb 7, 2020
A phthalate commonly found in shampoos, cosmetics, and cleaning products disrupts reproduction in worms.
Image of the Day: Chromatin Forest
Image of the Day: Chromatin Forest
Emily Makowski | Jan 14, 2020
The DNA-protein complex has branches that fold back on themselves.
Infographic: Building an Artificial Chromosome
Infographic: Building an Artificial Chromosome
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2019
Integrating a specialized histone into large segments of transgenic DNA enables centromere formation.
Streamlined Artificial Chromosome Creation
Streamlined Artificial Chromosome Creation
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2019
Recruiting an epigenetic instigator of centromere formation into large segments of cloned DNA facilitates their transformation into artificial chromosomes.
Unbalanced Chromosomal Inheritance More Common than Thought
Unbalanced Chromosomal Inheritance More Common than Thought
Jef Akst | Oct 11, 2019
A genomic analysis from 23andMe suggests that people inherit two copies of a chromosome from only one parent nearly twice as often as researchers had realized.
Geneticist Liane Russell Dies
Geneticist Liane Russell Dies
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
She conducted innovative research in mutagenesis and teratogenesis related to radiation and chemical exposures, identifying risks to fetuses.
How Chromosomes X and Y Got Their Names, 1891
How Chromosomes X and Y Got Their Names, 1891
Joseph Keierleber | Mar 1, 2019
A quirk of nomenclature originates in the study of insect cells.
Infographic: Effects of Satellite DNA–Binding Proteins
Infographic: Effects of Satellite DNA–Binding Proteins
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
The linkers gather chromosomes together into chromocenters.
Chromosome Clusters Help Keep the Genome Together
Chromosome Clusters Help Keep the Genome Together
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Without certain DNA-binding proteins, chromosomes can escape the cell nucleus.
Researchers Fuse Chromosomes to Create New Yeast Strains
Researchers Fuse Chromosomes to Create New Yeast Strains
Diana Kwon | Aug 1, 2018
Saccharomyces cerevisiae showed only minor alterations in growth and gene expression when its 16 chromosomes were combined.
Fruit Fly Geneticist Dan Lindsley Dies
Fruit Fly Geneticist Dan Lindsley Dies
Kerry Grens | Jun 26, 2018
A leader in the Drosophila community, the UCSD professor was well known for his so-called Red Book of fruit fly genetics.
Chromosomal Instability Drives Cancer Metastasis
Chromosomal Instability Drives Cancer Metastasis
Jim Daley | Apr 1, 2018
In the presence of cytosolic DNA, cancer cells activate antiviral pathways that disguise them as immune cells.
Infographic: How Escaped Chromosomes Can Aid Metastasis
Infographic: How Escaped Chromosomes Can Aid Metastasis
Jim Daley | Mar 31, 2018
Errors in segregation during cell division can lead to inflammation in daughter cells.
A Brush with Inheritance, 1878
A Brush with Inheritance, 1878
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2018
Lampbrush chromosomes, first observed in the 19th century, still offer an unparalleled glimpse into how genetic information is organized in the cell.