meiosis

  • Crossing over: how are genes shuffled?

    Small proteins clustered along a chromosome help crossing over to increase genetic diversity.

    A new discovery has explained how proteins help chromosomes shuffle genes – crossing over – during meiosis to make a ...

    Biology August 3, 2021
  • Human egg cells are imperfect too often

    Failure to recombine surprisingly common, study finds.

    The events that happen before life begins can go wrong surprisingly often. An important one is meiosis, where cell...

    Biology December 11, 2020