Male vs. Female Chromosome War?
May 8, 2005 10:32 AM Subscribe
Are there really such things as "scars on chromosomes" and "X vs. Y" 'wars' between the male- and female-determining genes?
posted by rleamon to Science & Nature (15 answers total)
Next-to-last paragraph at this exitmundi page
"Still, like most of the scenarios outlined on Exit Mundi, the one with the chromosomes already happened once - almost. Somewhere in our prehistoric past, X seems to have launched a massive attack on Y. It must have been a very close call. But Y succeeded in repairing itself at last. We can tell this has happened because of certain scars that are still detectable on the male chromosome."
What the hell is THAT all about? Also, is this
an accurate picture of the X and Y chromosomes? It's a bit deflating for a guy to see...