Tagged: chromosome

Sweet chromosomes - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 05, 2016

Sweet chromosomes to sweeten your weekend – Human karyotype in sweets by Rhiannon Morris ‏(twitter @RheeMor), shared with permission. Karyotype of person with Down Syndrome – note the extra chromosome 21 (See Footnote 1 for more). Karyotypes are the collection of chromosomes in our cells, laid out in order. They can … Read More

What does a chromosome look like? (Not Just DNA #2) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 14, 2013

Aside from the fun of peering at the stuff that codes for the parts that make up us, knowing how a chromosome is arranged inside a cell nucleus might tell us a lot about how our genes work. Understanding the structures of genomes might well be what is needed to make sense of the genetics of complex diseases. Read More

Switching off the Down's syndrome genes - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 18, 2013

The big science story of the week is undoubtably the remarkable results from US researchers who have successfully silenced the extra chromosome responsible for Down’s syndrome. The scientists, who published their results in Nature,  took cells from people with Down’s and were able to silence the extra chromosome 21 responsible for the traits that lead to Down’s Syndrome, which … Read More

The scale of cellular life and compacting chromosomes - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 11, 2010

It’s hard convey the scale of very small or very large things by just quoting measurements as the measurements don’t relate well to our perception of everyday objects. [caption id="attachment_2956" align="alignleft" width="327" caption="Snapshot from infographic (Source: University of Utah.)"][/caption] This interactive infographic presented by the Genetic Science Learning Centre at the University … Read More