“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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In The News:
What makes a man a man? Socially, that is a complicated question. Genetically, however, it is as simple as a single Y chromosome.


    "In a new study, researchers say there is a dramatic loss of genes from the human Y chromosome that eventually could lead to its complete disappearance -- in the next few millennia. While the Y chromosome's degeneration has been known to geneticists and evolutionary biologists for decades, the study sheds new light on some of the evolutionary processes that may have contributed to its demise and posits that, as the degeneration continues, the Y chromosome could disappear from our genetic repertoire entirely."
But guys, that chromosome is in trouble.

Posted: July 18th, 2009
8:44 A.M.


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9 comments :

  1. That was a fascinating article, Anni. It's good to know the guys will still be around for a while.
    Have a great day and enjoy the weekend.

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  2. Anni,

    Well, there are lots of boys being born here but at one time they outnumbered girls 4 to 1. That's no longer the case.

    Have a great weekend. I'm going now to check out your previous post.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  3. Interesting article.

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  4. ME? (shaking horribly) WORRIED?




    Hi, Annie, and thanks.

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  5. Loved the read on the article. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. OMG the demise of the male race??? Too awful to contemplate...

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  7. Oh wow, I hadn't realize that the Y chromosone was diminishing so much, how worrying that is!! Such an interesting article, thank you for sharing it with us, dear Anni! xoxo

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  8. interesting article! love your new layout!

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  9. Well that was interesting Anni... LOVE your new look my friend... Have a funtastic day!!!

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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