Whitehead director talks Y chromosome with Stephen Colbert
Whitehead Institute Director and Professor of Biology David Page appeared last night on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report to engage in a little lively banter about the future of the human Y chromosome.
Page has conducted fundamental studies of mammalian sex chromosomes and their roles in germ cell development, with special attention to the function, structure, and evolution of the Y chromosome. His laboratory recently completed the sequencing of the human Y chromosome in conjunction with the Washington University Genome Sequencing Center. Page’s laboratory first reported DNA-based deletion maps of the Y chromosome in 1986, comprehensive clone-based physical maps of the chromosome in 1992, and systematic catalogs of Y-linked genes in 1997.
Learn more about David Page at http://www.wi.mit.edu/research/faculty/page.html