All posts tagged with sex

The naming of X and Y

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The Scientist this month has a nice short article by Joseph Keierleber that recounts some of the early history of scientific investigation of the sex chromos...

Mankind in the unmaking

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Annalee Newitz gives a worthwhile etymological lesson: “Think twice before using mankind to mean all humanity, say scholars”.

Baldness genetics

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I’ve been doing some literature research on the genetics of baldness. Yes, I’m trying to work out what we can say about Neandertal phenotypes, if you’re wond...

Determining sex from the cranium

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The cranium has a very distinctive shape, which varies between people to some extent. Some features that vary between individuals in their size or shape are...