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Researchers generate whole-genome map of fruit fly genetic recombination

Mar 17 2016 KANSAS CITY, MO—As eggs and sperm, or gametes, are formed during meiosis, chromosomes carrying the genetic material from each parent must find their partners, pair, and exchange parts of their DNA. This recombination is an important driving force behind genetic variability and evolution, but most importantly, it ensures that chromosomes move properly

Scientists find way to create human stem cells with only 23 chromosomes, could revolutionize genetic research

BY DENIS SLATTERY, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 8:53 PM A scientific discovery unveiled Wednesday could revolutionize genetic research with new screening tools and therapies. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute and Hebrew University have found a way to create human stem cells with only 23

Stem cell research yields Down syndrome breakthrough

Boston Herald Online, by O'Ryan Johnson ~ July 18, 2013 Two UMass Medical School researchers used a naturally occurring “off switch” to shut down the chromosomes that cause Down syndrome during laboratory experiments that used human stem cells, according to a press release from the school.This discovery could lead to treatment and therapy based on