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Chromosome

Chromosomes are tightly packaged bundles of DNA, the chemical that encodes genetic information. Nearly all human body cells have a set of 46 chromosomes, while egg and sperm cells have 23.

Articles using this Glossary Item

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Artificial intelligence shows how the X chromosome folds and unfolds 18 October 2021 News
One for sorrow 18 October 2021 Comment
Advances in Assisted Reproduction: What Can We Expect? 11 October 2021 Comment
Endometriosis-associated gene identified as a potential drug target 31 August 2021 News
BRCA2 DNA repair errors implicated in infertility 23 August 2021 News
Dr Beverly Searle, CEO of charity Unique, to retire 23 August 2021 News
IVF add-ons: are they supported by evidence? 9 August 2021 Comment
Noncoding DNA sequence may play a role in ageing and cancer 2 August 2021 News
NIPT may be less effective in twin pregnancies 26 July 2021 News
Should we edit human embryos' genomes, and if so then how? 12 July 2021 Comment
Webinar Review: Neonatal testing for rare diseases – The power of knowing 5 July 2021 Review
A matter of diagnosis... and why diagnosis matters 28 June 2021 Comment
Complete human genome sequenced after 20 years 7 June 2021 News
Alterations to 3D structure of sperm genome can impact fertility 1 June 2021 News
Embryos often develop into healthy babies despite aneuploid genetic tests 1 June 2021 News
Tumour cells alter 3D structure of DNA to boost activity of oncogenes 17 May 2021 News
Potential genetic target for leukaemia treatment identified 10 May 2021 News
Ageing impairs critical final egg maturation stage 4 May 2021 News
No growth or development differences for children conceived via IVF 19 April 2021 News
First study of the genomic architecture of the human placenta 15 March 2021 News
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Events using this Glossary Item

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Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3: PGS and PGD
13 September 2016 6pm (registration), 6.30pm-8.30pm (discussion) Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
The Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event about testing and screening human embryos is taking place TOMORROW EVENING - book NOW. The event will be chaired by Dr Sue Avery, with speakers including Dr Tony Gordon, Dr Christine Patch, James Lawford Davies and Professor Michael Parker...
Genetic Testing in the 21st Century: Should We Screen the Human Embryonic Genome before Implantation?
8 March 2011 1.15pm-1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
A presentation by Dr Joyce Harper to mark International Women's Day...
European Molecular Biology Organisation Meeting
29 August 2009 Amsterdam RAI, 22 Europaplein, Amsterdam 1078 GZ, Netherlands
The 1st annual conference of the European Molecular Biology Organisation...