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Gender roles in ancient times

19:00 EST 7 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(Osaka University) Two new studies by Osaka University researchers provide insights on why male and female bodies of the same species differ. The studies show factors that regulate the expression of doublesex1, a gene responsible for the growth of male traits in the ancient crustacean Daphnia magna and the subsequent spatial expression of doublesex1 in embryo development. The studies provide information on how the environment causes genetic changes for gender preference and the evolution of sexual dimorphism.

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