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Thomas Morgan, the great fruit fly biologist, had, along with others, understood that genetic information was carried in chromosomes.
Jones had suffered from a rare, lifelong chromosome disorder.
Then scientists discovered something that is not supposed to happen: All of the tumors shared the same chromosomes and likely stemmed from an original single cancer.
Red-green colorblindness occurs when red or green color receptors are missing or mutated, primarily in people with XY chromosomes.
Claims of victimhood based on race or gender are incompatible with Bernie Sanders’ Marxist philosophy, which holds that America victimizes almost everybody, regardless of color or chromosomes.
In the male, the bacterium essentially locks the paternal chromosomes.
About one in every 700 babies in the country is born with Down syndrome, which occurs when an individual is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most human genes are on chromosomes, but a tiny number are in mitochondria, little power factories in human cells that for reasons of evolutionary history have their own loops of DNA.
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Origin and Etymology of chromosome
First Known Use: 1889See Words from the same year
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medical Definition of chromosome
- both the chromosomes of cells and those of viruses can duplicate only in the complex environment of a living cell
- —J. D. Watson
- an episome, an element that may exist as a free circular plasmid, or that may become integrated into the bacterial chromosome as a linear sequence
- —Benjamin Lewin
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