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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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Rare genetic disorder treated before birth for first time 30 April 2018 News
Human genome's 'black holes' mapped 26 March 2018 News
Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters 19 February 2018 News
A scramble for headlines or an optimistic (sunny side up) contribution to research on fertility preservation? 12 February 2018 Comment
Book Review: The Telomere Effect - A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer 5 February 2018 Review
High-dose gene therapy appears toxic in monkeys and piglets 5 February 2018 News
Loops or spirals? 150-year mystery of what happens to DNA in cell division solved 22 January 2018 News
What next for genome editing? Politics and the public 15 January 2018 Comment
Offer egg freezing to all with medical need, say guidelines 8 January 2018 News
Sperm, eggs and embryos: how do we define them as science offers new possibilities? 18 December 2017 Comment
Preimplantation genetic screening: unvalidated methods discard healthy embryos 11 December 2017 Comment
Illumina wins NIPT patent case in UK High Court 27 November 2017 News
New prenatal DNA test for Down's syndrome is more accurate and cheaper 13 November 2017 News
Sleep duration linked to sperm structure 23 October 2017 News
Number of mutations needed to cause cancer calculated 19 October 2017 News
Doubt over human embryo editing study 4 September 2017 News
Screen all chromosomes in prenatal embryo testing, says study 4 September 2017 News
Event Review: Wellcome Collection Packed Lunch - DNA Repair 17 July 2017 Review
Genes influence ability to read people's minds through their eyes 12 June 2017 News
Genetic disorders: empowering patients and families through information 12 June 2017 Comment
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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...