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Image of the Day
Kerry Grens | Feb 5, 2016
Dip in Brazilian microcephaly cases; Zika transmitted via sex and blood transfusion; deaths in Colombia
Supergene Explains Ruff Mating
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2015
Two sequencing studies reveal the genetics underlying the sexual behavior of the European and Asian birds.
Evolution of the Penis
Kerry Grens | Oct 30, 2015
A phallus-less reptile goes through a developmental stage with external genitalia, suggesting a common origin for the organ among amniotes.
Sex on the Brain
Margaret M. McCarthy | Oct 1, 2015
Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.
“Female Viagra” Approved
Jef Akst | Aug 19, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration OKs the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.
Fending Off Infection in Future Generations
Jef Akst | Aug 17, 2015
Female fruit flies challenged with infection during their lifetimes have offspring with greater genetic diversity.
Lizard Swaps Mode of Deciding Its Sex
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015
Sex assignment in bearded dragons can flip from one based on chromosomes to one driven by temperature, researchers report.
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.
Book Excerpt from
Galileo’s Middle Finger
Alice Dreger | Mar 10, 2015
In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.
Stirring the Pot
Alice Dreger | Mar 1, 2015
How to navigate the slings and arrows of conducting “controversial” research