The Scientific End of Men - Y-Chromosome is Shrinking to Disappear | Nothing But Interesting!! (Click on Image to Enlarge) 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. In every cell in our bodies, there is a set of 23 chromosome pairs that determine our characteristics and determine everything about how our body looks and works. 22 of them represent everything similar in our species between men and women, except for the last pair, they're either two X's or an X and a Y. The 23rd pair represent the sex of the person, either XX for females, or XY for males. Now that you know what exactly we're talking about. The first complete human cell consisted of two identical XX chromosome and each has about 1,000 genes, the Y-chromosome is an evolution, or a mutation of one of the X's. Throughout the years, the Y-chromosome has shrunk to have less than 80 genes out of the 1,000 the X still has. The picture says it all, look at the X and the Y. Yes, males have to feel insecure because it's the truth. As much as it hurts me to say it, since I am a male myself, it's true. This is a very controversial discovery to geneticists as some say that it will come to an end, and other say that although the Y-chromosome is degenerating by time it can still find a way to replenish itself. Now what's fascinating about the Y-chromosome is that it creates a secret backup of it in the cell and hides it in case something goes wrong, the backup is an exact mirror of it's entire coding. Quick Fun Facts about the Y-Chromosome and the X-Chromosome The X-chromosome is the dominant one Although men claim that their physiology and biology is much stronger and stable than women, it's wrong! If both sexes are born and raised in the same conditions, they will have the same physical strength. Besides, women have almost 400% higher pain endurance, it's shown during labor (giving birth to a child) The X-chromosome contains almost 1,000 genes, the Y-chromosome has less than 80 genes The first complete human cell consisted of X-X chromosomes, female! There are 3 women for every man in the world Woman live longer than men because the X-chromosome is much more self contained than the Y-chromosome Most genetic defects, mutations, inherited diseases and abnormalities occur in men more than women with a ratio of 15:1 proving that the Y-chromosome is unstable and prone to making many further mistakes in translating it's genetic coding. This article is written in simple understandable language so all readers can read without all the scientific terms. Sources and Similar Articles The Incredible Shrinking Y - New York Times As Y Chromosome Shrinks, End of Men Pondered - NPR Y Files - Genome Education Why Y chromosome is shorter and women live longer? - SpringerLink Why Y chromosome shrinks - Evolution of sex chromosomes X Versus Y - The Ultimate Battle of the Sexes Researches Shed Light On Shrinking Of Chromosomes - Science Daily Print this post 8 Comments and 0 Reactions Tags: chromsomes, end, female, genetics, male, men, research, science, women, X, y Community Disqus About Disqus Glad you liked it. Would you like to share? Facebook Twitter Share No thanks Sharing this page ... Thanks! Close Add New Comment Optional: Login below.