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Amerijoe
01-20-2018, 01:38 PM
http://theconversation.com/the-y-chromosome-is-disappearing-so-what-will-happen-to-men-90125

Pylsteen
01-20-2018, 01:55 PM
even if it disappears or when its genes may be transmitted to a X-chrom; I am sure that in the future it doesn't matter anyway; why would we project the same natural progression of evolution if we have technology which today already is able to control and alter DNA?

gotten
01-20-2018, 02:28 PM
This process is called Muller's ratchet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muller%27s_ratchet). One (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10577-011-9252-1) of the commentaries mentions that there hasn't been gene-loss in the Y-chromosome since humans and chimpansees diverged 6 million years ago.