The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

An article by Professor Darren Griffin and Dr Peter Ellis in the School of Biosciences for The Conversation UK has achieved more than 1 million reads. This places it within the top 0.2% of The Conversation articles by number of reads. It is also one of only 34 articles to hit the million mark.

Entitled ‘The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?‘, the article, which was published on 17 January, considers the future of ‘the only chromosome not necessary for life’.

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