Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Whitehead and Genomics Collaborative Study Role of Y Chromosome in Infertility

NEW YORK, March 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and at Genomics Collaborative plan to study the role of the Y chromosome in infertility, GCI said today.


The scientists plan to analyze over 20,000 DNA samples from men worldwide to find genes on the Y chromosome that, when deleted, render these men unable to produce sperm cells. In a pilot project, they will study samples from 4,000 US men.


The DNA samples come from GCI's Global Repository, a library of 550,000 human samples and clinical records from 120,000 patients worldwide.

The Scan

Study Reveals Details of SARS-CoV-2 Spread Across Brazil

A genomic analysis in Nature Microbiology explores how SARS-CoV-2 spread into, across, and from Brazil.

New Study Highlights Utility of Mutation Testing in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

Genetic mutations in BRAF and RAS are associated with patient outcomes in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, a new JCO Precision Oncology study reports.

Study Points to Increased Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots in COVID-19 Patients

An analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that even mild COVID-19 increases risk of venous thromboembolism.

Y Chromosome Study Reveals Details on Timing of Human Settlement in Americas

A Y chromosome-based analysis suggests South America may have first been settled more than 18,000 years ago, according to a new PLOS One study.