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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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Event Review: International IVF Initiative – My mosaic embryo 25 January 2021 Review
Correlation and Causation: What Can Genetics and Genomics Tell Us about COVID-19? 21 December 2020 Comment
Human egg cells are often genetically abnormal 14 December 2020 News
Stem cells protect chromosome ends to prevent ageing 30 November 2020 News
New study on CRISPR: the stake of unintended consequences in embryos 23 November 2020 Comment
Cancer risk higher in IVF babies with birth defects 2 November 2020 News
Study shows risks of using genome editing on embryos 2 November 2020 News
Inflammation and specific gene mutations implicated in Parkinson's disease 19 October 2020 News
Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists – Deafness gene identified 19 October 2020 Review
Neanderthal genes may increase risk for severe COVID-19 5 October 2020 News
Podcast Review: DNA Today – PGT for polygenic conditions 21 September 2020 Review
Expanded carrier screening: careful what you look for 14 September 2020 Comment
Common chromosomal mutations occur in various cancers 7 September 2020 News
Complete human chromosome sequenced for first time 20 July 2020 News
Embryos with abnormal cells may be common and result in IVF success 20 July 2020 News
Genome editing in human embryos has unintended side-effects 29 June 2020 News
DNA crossovers drive healthy or abnormal sperm/egg cell division 8 June 2020 News
Genetic cause for testes developing in people with female chromosomes 8 June 2020 News
Radio Review: Crowdscience - Can I trust DNA ancestry tests? 11 May 2020 Review
Book Review: A Century of Geneticists – Mutation to medicine 27 April 2020 Review
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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...