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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
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.