sex determination
Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male Turtles
Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male Turtles
Ruth Williams | Jan 10, 2018
The near-complete feminization of northern Great Barrier Reef sea turtles has been blamed on climate change.
Sex Reversal Mystery Explained?
Sex Reversal Mystery Explained?
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2017
A proposed mechanism for how bearded dragons with male chromosomes hatch as females at high temperatures
Abscisic Acid’s Role in Ferns Finally Determined
Abscisic Acid’s Role in Ferns Finally Determined
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2017
Researchers solve the mystery of 15-year-old mutant ferns with disrupted sex determination.
Fingerprints Yield Sex Info
Fingerprints Yield Sex Info
Karen Zusi | Nov 5, 2015
The amino acids left behind in a human fingerprint can be used to determine whether an individual is male or female.
Week in Review: June 29–July 3
Week in Review: June 29–July 3
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2015
Sex differences in processing pain; clue in flu vaccine–narcolepsy link found; early antibiotic use affects the gut microbiome; lizard sex determined by genes, then temperature
RNA-based Sex Determination?
RNA-based Sex Determination?
Bob Grant | Aug 20, 2014
Researchers find that microRNAs may play a role some of the sexual differences seen in fruit flies.
RNA Determines Sex in Silk Worms
RNA Determines Sex in Silk Worms
Bob Grant | May 19, 2014
The finding is the first case of sex determination that does not involve a protein and may one day be a boon to silk manufacturers.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
It Takes Two
It Takes Two
Jef Akst | Nov 21, 2013
Two genes from the Y chromosome are sufficient to generate male mice capable of fathering healthy offspring via an assisted reproductive technique.