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Study reveals ways powerful ’master gene’ regulates physical differences between sexes [Phys]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Physical differences between males and females in species are common, but there remains much to learn about the genetic mechanisms behind these differences.
New research by scientists at Indiana University finds that the "master gene" that regulates these differences plays a complex role in matching the right physical trait to the right sex. The study, published Feb. 27 in the journal Nature Communications, reveals new details about the behavior of the gene called "doublesex," or dsx.

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