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"Female" X chromosome has role in sperm production by Niell A. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 23 Jul 2013 9:11am Posted by Neill Abayon  Researchers have discovered that large portions of the X chromosome - long thought to be the "female" version of the male Y chromosome - have evolved to play a specialized role in sperm production.  The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, reveals that although the X chromosome has a "reputation" of being ... Read on »
Variants in gene on X chromosome ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 5:59pm Variants in gene on X chromosome associated with increased susceptibility to Alzheimer's JACKSONVILLE, Fla., 12 jan 2009 — Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered the first gender-linked susceptibility gene for late-onset Alzheimer's disease. In the Jan. 11 online edition of Nature Genetics, they report the results of their two-stage gen ... Read on »
X chromosome monosomy in primary and overlapping autoimmune diseases by Jan Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 12:00am By Yevgeniya Svyryd and Colleague Female predominance is a common characteristic for autoimmune diseases attributed to the combined effect of hormonal influence and genetic factors. Since X chromosome has immunologically important genes, the age related X chromosome loss could contribute to the development of autoimmunity. X chro ... Read on »
The X Chromosome and Systemic Sclerosis by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm By Carlo Selmi; Pietro Invernizzi; M Eric Gershwin Abstract Purpose of review: Similar to the majority of autoimmune rheumatic diseases, systemic sclerosis is characterized by a striking female predominance superimposed on a predisposing genetic background. At least two genetic mechanisms have been proposed that play a role in susceptibil ... Read on »
'Female' X Chromosome May Play Part in Sperm Production by Medline Plus Posted Mon 22 Jul 2013 6:00am Study suggests it's time to rethink biology's X factor Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Genes and Gene Therapy Read on »
Published article about Fragile X and Us by Kristie Meyer Patient Expert Posted Tue 09 Jun 2009 11:31pm This is Megan. She is a teacher at Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center. That's where Drew and Blake went to preschool. Megan contacted me about doing a research paper on Fragile X and wanted to use our family as her subject matter. Well, guess what? Her paper was so good, it was published! In the Association for Childhood Education International's ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: X-linked infantile spasm syndrome by Posted Fri 14 Sep 2012 2:19pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2012 What is X-linked infantile spasm syndrome? X-linked infantile spasm syndrome is a seizure d ... Read on »
First Female DNA Decoded by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:59pm [Cross-posted from the Blazing Indiscretions blog , hat tip to blogger Jay Vos] The first decoding of DNA in a female was done in The Netherlands, reports . A red-haired, 34-year-old Dutch woman has become the first woman in the world to have her compete DNA unraveled, genetic scientists at Leiden University Medical Cen ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome by Posted Tue 04 Sep 2012 5:14pm (often shortened to FXTAS) On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2012 What is FXTAS? Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is c ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: X-linked creatine deficiency by Posted Wed 20 Jul 2011 2:26pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Treatment Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed June 2011 What is X-linked creatine deficiency? X-linked creatine deficiency is an inherited disorder that pri ... Read on »