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Y chromosome

One of two sex chromosomes that are the main determinant gender. Human males have an X and Y chromosome, whereas females have two X chromosome.

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Book Review: The Better Half - On the genetic superiority of women 8 June 2020 Review
Genetic cause for testes developing in people with female chromosomes 8 June 2020 News
Extremely rare semi-identical twins identified for second time 4 March 2019 News
Gene protecting against leukaemia found in males 14 May 2018 News
Sperm from stem cells could help some types of male infertility 21 August 2017 News
X chromosome may offer females protection against cancer 28 November 2016 News
Growing sperm in the lab: an embryonic science 7 March 2016 Comment
Y chromosomes of gorillas could answer questions about male infertility 7 March 2016 News
Prenatal test detects cancer in mothers 20 July 2015 News
DNA links Kennewick Man to Native Americans 22 June 2015 News
Event Review: Pint of Science Festival - From Sticky Sperm to Sugary Doughnuts 26 May 2015 Review
Smoking can 'erase' the Y chromosome 15 December 2014 News
Polygamy left its mark on human genome 29 September 2014 News
Myth replacement therapy: MPs debate the science of mitochondria 8 September 2014 Comment
Skin cells from infertile men transformed into early-stage sperm 6 May 2014 News
Male chromosome not dying out, say researchers 13 January 2014 News
Last man standing: just two Y-chromosome genes needed for reproduction 25 November 2013 News
'Female chromosome' might make a man a man 29 July 2013 News
Privacy risk: researchers identify 'anonymous' DNA donors 21 January 2013 News
Event Review: Marcus Brigstocke Invites Mark Thomas 25 June 2012 Review
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