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Event
On April 16-17, 2018, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of CHild Health and Human Development (NICHD) hosted a joint workshop - Genomic Medicine for Reproductive, Prenatal and Neonatal Health.
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Haploid is the quality of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes.
… single set of chromosomes. … haploid, chromosomes, sexual reproduction … haploid is the quality of a cell or organism …
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Meiosis is the formation of egg and sperm cells. In sexually reproducing organisms, body cells are diploid, meaning they contain two sets of chromosomes (one set from each parent).
… (one set from each parent). … meiosis, sexually reproduction , cell biology, chromosome … meiosis is the …
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A germ line is the sex cells (eggs and sperm) that are used by sexually reproducing organisms to pass on genes from generation to generation.
… genes from generation to generation. … germ line, sexual reproduction , cell biology … a germ line is the sex cells …
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Cloning describes a number of different processes that can be used to produce genetically identical copies of a biological entity.
… identical offspring through a process called asexual reproduction . in asexual reproduction , a new individual is …
News Release
In a study published in the journal Science, collaborators at NHGRI, the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience at the University of Florida, Augustine, reported that activation of the gene Tfap2 in adult stem cells in Hydractinia can turn those cells into germ cells in a cycle that can repeat endlessly.
… that can repeat endlessly. … hydractinia, germ cells, reproduction , adult stem cells, whole-genome sequence data, …
Educational Resources
Prostate cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in the prostate gland, which is part of the male reproductive system.
Jobs at NHGRI
NHGRI is searching for a Residency and Fellowship training director who would help oversee several of NHGRI’s programs for clinical and laboratory-based trainees.
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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that contains the biological instructions that make each species unique.
… is passed from adult organisms to their offspring during reproduction . … in organisms called eukaryotes, dna is found … the energy the cell needs to function properly. in sexual reproduction , organisms inherit half of their nuclear dna …
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Genetic variation refers to diversity in gene frequencies.
… source of genetic variation, but mechanisms such as sexual reproduction and genetic drift contribute to it as well. … …