Sex chromosomes make their mark

  title={Sex chromosomes make their mark},
  author={James M A Turner},
The traditional view of the Y chromosome is of a nearextinct genetic wasteland that functions primarily to determine maleness. Recent studies, however, indicate that the Y chromosome serves an indispensable role in male fertility and has the previously unforeseen potential for self-preservation. In addition, it has exerted a considerable evolutionary influence on the gene content and transcriptional behaviour of its partner, the X chromosome. Here, I provide an overview of the mechanisms… CONTINUE READING

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