The Y Chromosome: Its Evolution, Survival and Medical Implications
Science for the Public
The Y Chromosome: Its Evolution, Survival
and Medical Implications
David Page, M.D.
Director, Whitehead Institute
Professor of Biology, MIT
Investigator, HHMI Medical Institute
David Page, M.D. decoded the male chromosome and established its evolutionary history, explaining how the Y survived despite the loss of so many of its genes. On the 23rd of September he'll discuss all this along with his recent work on the relationship between the Y chromosome and medical conditions that disproportionately affect males (such as autism). This work has very significant implications for medical research and for the development of medications.