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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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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
Scientists sequence 64 human genomes at high resolution 8 March 2021 News
Neanderthal genes also decrease the risk of severe COVID-19 22 February 2021 News
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
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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...