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How we inherit masculine and feminine behaviours: a new idea about environment and genes

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The Conversation, August 18, 2017 3.22pm AEST What if thousands of years of gendered environments actually reduced the need to develop genetic mechanisms to ensure gender differences? This is the idea we suggest in our new paper. Advances in evolutionary biology recognise that offspring don’t just inherit genes. They also reliably inherit all kinds of resources: a particular ecology, a nest...

Mystery of the female orgasm may be solved

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Guardian, Monday 1 August 2016 14.15 AEST The purpose of the euphoric sensation of the female orgasm has long perplexed scientists, as it is not necessary for conception, and is often not experienced by women during sex itself. Now researchers in the US say they might have found its evolutionary roots. Human female orgasm, they say, might be a spin-off from our evolutionary past, when the...

Suite of five short videos on gender

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TestTubePlus, July 2015 TestTube Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Every Sex & Gender Term Explained When discussing hotly debated topics such as gender identity and the like, it pays to be well versed in the language and glossary terms so you can sound like you know what you’re talking about. Let Trace...

HIV-Related Virus Has Existed in Primates for Millions of Years

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LiveScience, August 27, 2015 03:05pm ET
Viruses related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have infected Old World monkeys as far back as 16 million years ago, according to a new study. The research provides insight into how monkeys evolved and adapted to the simian version of HIV, and why some viruses can jump from one species to another.

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