Scientists Successfully Sequence Human Y Chromosome

  • Two papers published in Nature detail the complete sequencing of the human Y chromosome, adding over half the genetic information previously missing.
  • One paper sequenced an individual’s Y chromosome, while another sequenced 43 Y chromosomes from individuals worldwide to highlight variations.
  • This sequencing may help in understanding infertility, some cancers, aging, and human evolution as the Y chromosome’s function is linked to sperm production and health.
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