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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?
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
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2017
Researchers solve the mystery of 15-year-old mutant ferns with disrupted sex determination.
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
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?
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
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.
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
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.