Friday, December 11, 2009

turn off gene and change your sex

Simple technique changes sex of a mouse – and reveals the gender war that rages in all of us

One of the great dogmas of biology is that gender is fixed from birth, determined by the inheritance of certain genes on the X and Y sex chromosomes. But this simplistic idea has been exploded by the latest study, which demonstrated that fully-developed adult females can undergo a partial sex change following a genetic modification to a single gene.

Read the rest of the story today's edition of The Independent.

(Thank you, Gwen, for alerting me to this article.)


  1. So it's more complicated than what they taught in 8th grade biology? Who'd have guessed that?

    I really stopped by to say, WOW! Today's Femulated is too hot. I love mod fashion. Thank you.


  2. JamieLin --- Teri Toye was amazing!