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Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Hormonal Male Contraceptive to Enter Clinical Trial
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2017
The gel, which men rub on their upper bodies daily, delivers synthetic progestin to block the testes from producing normal levels of sperm.
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.
Moving Past the Myth of a Simple Biological Difference Between the Sexes
Cordelia Fine | Jan 1, 2017
The public may still believe that male-specific traits, such as high testosterone levels, lead to many of the gender inequalities that exist in society, but science tells a different story.
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Cordelia Fine | Dec 31, 2016
In Chapter 6, “The Hormonal Essence of the T-Rex?” author Cordelia Fine considers the biological dogma that testes, and the powerful hormones they exude, are the root of all sexual inequality.
The Trouble With Sex in Science
Kerry Grens | Aug 9, 2016
Researchers argue for the consideration of hormones and sex chromosomes in preclinical experiments.
A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome
Drug for Low Sex Drive in Women?
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2015
A federal advisory panel supports the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.
Sari van Anders: Sexy Thoughts, Sexy Data
Daniel Cossins | Jul 1, 2014
Assistant professor, Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan. Age: 36