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August 2020

Study: Biology Blurs Line Between Sexes, Behaviors

Study: Biology Blurs Line Between Sexes, Behaviors

Biological sex is typically understood in binary terms: male and female.  However, there are many examples of animals that are able to modify sex-typical biological and behavioral features and even change sex.  A new study, which appears in the journal Current Biology, identifies a genetic switch in brain cells that can toggle between sex-specific states when necessary, findings that question the idea of sex as a fixed property.