Male Y chromosomes not 'genetic wastelands'

19:00 EST 5 Feb 2019 | AAAS

(University of Rochester) Researchers from the University of Rochester have found a way to sequence a large portion of the Y chromosome in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster--the most that the Y chromosome has been assembled in fruit flies. The research provides new insights into the processes that shape the Y chromosome, adding to the evidence that, far from a genetic wasteland, Y chromosomes are highly dynamic and have mechanisms to acquire and maintain genes.

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