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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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First baby born in mitochondrial donation for infertility trial 15 April 2019 News
Artificial intelligence learns to identify good embryos for IVF 8 April 2019 News
Low oxygen in womb may harm fertility of future daughters 1 April 2019 News
DNA damage in neurons repaired during sleep 11 March 2019 News
Extremely rare semi-identical twins identified for second time 4 March 2019 News
Shark DNA may hold clues to human cancer treatment 25 February 2019 News
Genetic test to screen embryos for low intelligence developed in US 19 November 2018 News
Video Review: A groundbreaking way to stop mitochondrial disease – TedMed 29 October 2018 Review
Film Review: Thank You For Coming 22 October 2018 Review
Same-sex mice have pups thanks to stem cell technique 15 October 2018 News
Prenatal tests provide largest genetic study of Chinese people 8 October 2018 News
BPA-free plastics harm eggs and sperm in mice 17 September 2018 News
What does genome editing mean for Down's syndrome? 20 August 2018 Comment
Genetic screening of embryos makes no difference to births 13 August 2018 News
Model predicts chance of having normal embryo as women age 2 July 2018 News
CRISPR used to block HIV virus replicating in cells 29 May 2018 News
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
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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...