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The organization and evolution of the human Y chromosome

Brian Charlesworth

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Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Laboratories, Edinburgh EH9 2BR, UK

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Genome Biology 2003, 4:226  doi:10.1186/gb-2003-4-9-226

Published: 14 August 2003


The recent sequencing of a large chunk of euchromatin from the human Y chromosome is a technical tour de force. It answers some evolutionary questions about this unusual chromosome while raising others.