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Researchers refute claim that male sex chromosomes could go extinct

Despite concerns it may be shrinking, male sex chromosome is likely to remain in rude health for many millions of years to come Reports of the coming death of the male sex chromosome are greatly exaggerated, say scientists, whose work will raise a collective cheer from at least half the…

Genes and gender: new shots fired on the Y front

PARIS — Theories that men will eventually become extinct because the Y chromosome which determines maleness is shrinking are quite wrong, according to a gene study published on Wednesday. The men-are-doomed scenario leapt to prominence nearly a decade ago when scientists found that the male chromosome had dramatically shrivelled. It…