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Believe it or not, it's true and it's scary. Recent genetic research were conducted to prove that the Y-chromosome, the male chromosome, is in fact shrinking and with time it is about to disappear. Thus, resulting in the end of the entire male gender, and then the end of the sexual reproduction of the human species
London, May 21 (ANI): Men are on the road to extinction, a leading researcher has said.
Professor Jennifer Graves, a leading researcher in human sex chromosomes, claims the male Y chromosome was dying and could run out within the next five million years.
However, the expert said, men could follow the path of a type of rodent that manages to reproduce despite not having the vital genes that make up the Y chromosome.
While at the annual outreach public lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Graves told medical students that a second species of human beings could even be born in the future, reports The Scotsman.
“You need a Y chromosome to be male,” said Prof Graves, from Australia.
“Three hundred million years ago, the Y chromosome had about 1,400 genes on it, and now it’s only got 45 left, so, at this rate, we’re going to run out of genes on the Y chromosome in about five million years. The Y chromosome is dying and the big question is what happens then,” she added.
NEW YORK - The human Y chromosome — the DNA chunk that makes a man a man — has lost so many genes over evolutionary time that some scientists have suspected it might disappear in 10 million years. But a new study says it'll stick around. Researchers found no sign of gene loss over the past 6 million years, suggesting the chromosome is "doing a pretty good job of maintaining itself," said researcher David Page of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass.
Originally posted by BlackProjects
Here's another one on this topic
Also recently the stem cell news where sperm was created..
Maybe the aliens are here from the future and can't reproduce..and want more genetic diversity - just a thought