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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...

‘Gay genes’: science is on the right track, we’re born this way. Let’s deal with it.

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Guardian: Science, Friday 24 July 2015  In a recent Guardian article , Simon Copland argued that it is very unlikely people are born gay (or presumably any other sexual orientation). Scientific evidence says otherwise. It points strongly to a biological origin for our sexualities. Finding evidence for a biological basis should not scare us or undermine gay, lesbian and bisexual (LGB) rights. Read...

Biological sex redefined

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Nature, 18 February 2015
According to the simple scenario, the presence or absence of a Y chromosome is what counts: with it, you are male, and without it, you are female. But doctors have long known that some people straddle the boundary — their sex chromosomes say one thing, but their gonads (ovaries or testes) or sexual anatomy say another.
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Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

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ABC Radio National Health Report, Monday 30 June 2014 5:43PM
Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus is a relatively common disorder that quite a number of post-menopausal women have a genetic predisposition to. It is a skin condition that mainly affects the vulva in women.
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