View Full Version : neurons don't always have 46 chromossomes

2005-Mar-19, 10:29 PM
I just read this piece of news on this discovery that unlike what was thought by science, not every cell of our body has 23 pairs of chromossomes. Neurons can have 45 or 47.

It was Dr. Stevens Kastrup Rehen, I didnt find any link in English, but for those with a taste for Portuguese: http://www.terra.com.br/istoe/1848/ciencia/1848_segredos_inesperados.htm

It says that the discovery will be published in the next issue of the American Journal of Neuroscience.