What’s News: The end of men?

Mr C Dodd – Staff Editor

The end of men?

The reported degeneration of the sex-determining Y chromosome may, at the current rate of decline, spell the end of men within the next 4.6 million years. However, the situation is rather more complex than the headline suggests: men might just be here to stay.

Chromosome Y in red, next to the much larger X chromosome. (National Human Genome Research Institute)

Other News

Earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia—to what extent is this a natural disaster?

Hockney painting set to sell for record amount for living artist—how do we value art?

“No need for birth control” – to what extent has the President of Tanzania got a point?

Benny the beluga in the River Thames – what does this story tell us about our relationship with nature?

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