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In the 1920s, the Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin was a haven for queer people, many of whom came to the institute seeking to express their identities without fear of being imprisoned. This undated photo depicts a costume party at the institute; its founder, Magnus Hirschfeld (second from right, in glasses), can be seen holding hands with his partner, Karl Giese (center).
Trans Medicine, 1919
German physician and sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld founded a revolutionary clinic where transgender people could receive gender-affirming care, but he left behind a complicated medical and scientific legacy.
Trans Medicine, 1919
Trans Medicine, 1919

German physician and sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld founded a revolutionary clinic where transgender people could receive gender-affirming care, but he left behind a complicated medical and scientific legacy.

German physician and sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld founded a revolutionary clinic where transgender people could receive gender-affirming care, but he left behind a complicated medical and scientific legacy.

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Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
Emma Yasinski | Jul 14, 2020 | 4 min read
Transgender scientists are seeing some success in advocating for standards that allow authors to change their names on previous work.
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Most Popular Stories of the Decade, Year-by-Year
Kerry Grens | Dec 19, 2019 | 3 min read
The Scientist’s reporters tracked the development of CAR T cell therapies, explored the Neanderthal DNA in our genomes, and dove into a CRISPR controversy.
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2018 | 2 min read
The government wants to limit a person’s sex to male or female as determined by genitalia at birth and genetics. It’s not so simple, say scientists.
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018 | 10+ min read
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
The Skin We’re In
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2018 | 2 min read
How can science inform the debate on gender?
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Shawna Williams | Feb 28, 2018 | 1 min read
Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.
First Documented Case of Transgender Mother Breastfeeding
Kerry Grens | Feb 14, 2018 | 1 min read
Doctors report that a regimen of hormones, an antiemetic drug, and pumping gave the woman enough milk production to feed her baby exclusively breastmilk for six weeks.
To Give Cancer Survivors a Chance to Conceive, Scientists are Designing Artificial Ovaries
Ashley Yeager | Dec 31, 2017 | 4 min read
The goal is to house patients’ follicles in a specially designed tissue matrix and reinsert them after treatment.
Science on Reddit in 2016
Kerry Grens | Dec 29, 2016 | 1 min read
A conversation with Nate Allen, head moderator of r/Science
Retracted Study’s Strategy Resurrected
Bob Grant | Apr 11, 2016 | 2 min read
Researchers replicate the methods used in a falsified 2014 study that claimed short, in-person conversations could sway attitudes on same-sex marriage, this time reporting that the technique worked on people initially opposed to transgender rights.
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