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Sex-Biased Alzheimer’s Variant

By | April 14, 2014

Women with a notorious variant of a gene involved in Alzheimer’s, APOE4, are much more likely than men with the variant to develop the neurodegenerative disease.

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More Mutations in Girls with Autism

By | March 4, 2014

A greater number of genetic mutations among autistic girls, compared to their male counterparts, suggests that the female brain can better handle such variations.  

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It Takes Two

By | November 21, 2013

Two genes from the Y chromosome are sufficient to generate male mice capable of fathering healthy offspring via an assisted reproductive technique.

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Autism Masculinizes Female Brain

By | August 15, 2013

Comparative imaging reveals that the brains of women with autism differ from those of women without it in the same ways that the brains of non-autistic men and women differ.

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Boys May Shorten a Mother’s Life

By | February 28, 2013

Women living in the 17th to 19th centuries had a slightly lower life expectancy if they gave birth to multiple sons, rather than to daughters.

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Language Gene More Active in Girls

By | February 21, 2013

One gene involved in speech produces more of its protein in the brains of young girls than boys.

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Sex Matters

By | October 1, 2012

Researchers reveal a new pathway of synaptic modulation in the hippocampus exclusive to females.

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