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Posts tagged Chromosomes

February 23, 2012

 

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Telomeres: The Key To Aging

Cell copies are not perfect--the chromosome isn't copied all the way to the tip. That's where telomeres come in handy.

March 3, 2011

 

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How Chromosomes Vary Across The Animal Kingdom

In mammals, the sex of a baby is determined by the chromosomes it inherits from its parents. But, the combination an animal inherits can be quite different.

September 16, 2010

 

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An Apple A Day Keeps The Catastrophe Away!

How did the apple manage to survive what killed off the dinosaurs?

June 14, 2010

 

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Cockroaches V. Radiation: Who Wins?

We've all heard rumors that cockroaches can survive, well, anything. But, could they survive nuclear war?

August 1, 2006

 

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The Problem with Telomeres

Why do we age? Science didn't really start investigating that question until the 1960's.

April 11, 2006

 

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Waiting for a Boy

According to a study, the longer it takes a woman to get pregnant, the greater her chances of having a boy.

February 21, 2006

 

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The Twin Within

Are you a twin? No, well are you sure? You could be a twin, but the twin is within, or a chimera.

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