Rethinking the Rotting Y Chromosome

For many decades, the male-specific chromosome was understood to be a genetic wasteland of little import. David Page '78, director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT, discusses how recent genomic studies have revealed the Y chromosome's architectural beauty, evolutionary dynamism, and critical role in male fertility.

This lecture took place at Swarthmore College on Oct. 22, 2011.