Disappearance of the Y Chromosome
September 26, 2013
Why do we need men? Why do we have sex? Why do we have sexes? The “mark of a male” is the iconic Y chromosome but did you know that it is a shrunken remnant of its former self? Our resident geneticist, Dr. Darren Griffin, discusses how the Y chromosome came to shrink and in particular, whether this shrinkage means that it will inevitably disappear into nothingness.
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What You Will Learn
- What does the human genome look like
- The genetic differences between females and males
- Why do we have sexes?
- How the Y chromosome is shrinking
- The eventual disappearance of men, can’t live with them…can’t live without them?
The Fine Print
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