NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, researchers from Sweden, the UK, and the US explored the potential risks of losing the Y chromosome from a subset of cells circulating in peripheral blood.

By doing array-based genotyping on DNA isolated from peripheral blood samples, the team looked at the incidence — and apparent consequences — of age-related Y chromosome loss in more than 1,150 elderly men.

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