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Sex Ratios at Birth Linked to Pollutants
A large, long-term study across the US and Sweden finds potential correlations between specific pollutants and the proportions of male and female babies born.
Sex Ratios at Birth Linked to Pollutants
Sex Ratios at Birth Linked to Pollutants

A large, long-term study across the US and Sweden finds potential correlations between specific pollutants and the proportions of male and female babies born.

A large, long-term study across the US and Sweden finds potential correlations between specific pollutants and the proportions of male and female babies born.

population genetics
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