Down Syndrome discovered in ancient human DNA

Ancient DNA discovered trisomy 21 and trisomy 18 cases among historic and prehistoric individuals.

Faster, cheaper creation of synthetic chromosomes by researchers

Creating synthetic chromosomes from natural DNA.

On the way to creating the first synthetic yeast ever

This effort is the first to build a synthetic genome of a eukaryote.

The complete sequences of multiple human Y chromosomes

Unveiling the entire sequence of a human Y chromosome.

Butterflies and moths share a common ancestor

Deep chromosomal conservation in butterflies and moths.

Cancer cells with extra chromosomes need them to grow tumors

Specific chromosome gains are essential for tumor growth.

Groundbreaking: The clearest snapshot of human genomic diversity ever taken

Characterizing the fraction of human DNA that varies between individuals.

Study reveal the molecular fingerprint behind beautiful pearls

A high-quality, chromosome-scale genome of pearl oysters.

Revealing the genome organization of the earliest common ancestor of all mammals

The results will help to understand the genetics behind adaptations.

For the first time, scientists have managed to manipulate chromosomes physically

Manipulating chromosomes in living cells reveals that they are fluid.

One in 500 men carries an extra sex chromosome, study

This puts them at higher risk of several common diseases.

First complete, gapless sequence of a human genome

This helps answer basic biology questions about how chromosomes properly segregate and divide.

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