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2011-07-20 17:33:15

University of Minnesota Medical School and College of Biological Sciences researchers have made a key discovery showing that male sex must be maintained throughout life.

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2010-12-22 13:52:23

Researchers are a step closer to unraveling the mysteries of human sexual development, following genetic studies that show male mice can be created without a Y chromosome – through the activation of an ancient brain gene.

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2009-12-10 14:01:35

EMBL scientists uncover the gene responsible for keeping females female.

2009-12-10 13:05:54

For an ovary to remain an ovary, the female organ has to continuously suppress its inner capacity to become male.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.