6,500 genes are expressed differently in men and women

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6,500 genes are expressed differently in men and women

#1  Postby the_5th_ape » May 06, 2017 4:51 pm

Men and women differ in obvious and less obvious ways -- for example, in the prevalence of certain diseases or reactions to drugs. How are these connected to one's sex? Weizmann Institute of Science researchers recently uncovered thousands of human genes that are expressed -- copied out to make proteins -- differently in the two sexes. Their findings showed that harmful mutations in these particular genes tend to accumulate in the population in relatively high frequencies, and the study explains why. The detailed map of these genes, reported in BMC Biology, provides evidence that males and females undergo a sort of separate, but interconnected evolution.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 104342.htm
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Re: 6,500 genes are expressed differently in men and women

#2  Postby DavidMcC » May 07, 2017 10:24 am

the_5th_ape wrote:Men and women differ in obvious and less obvious ways -- for example, in the prevalence of certain diseases or reactions to drugs. How are these connected to one's sex? Weizmann Institute of Science researchers recently uncovered thousands of human genes that are expressed -- copied out to make proteins -- differently in the two sexes. Their findings showed that harmful mutations in these particular genes tend to accumulate in the population in relatively high frequencies, and the study explains why. The detailed map of these genes, reported in BMC Biology, provides evidence that males and females undergo a sort of separate, but interconnected evolution.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 104342.htm


5th_ape, the text of your message comes straight from the link, yet you did not post it as a quote. As it stands, it gives the impression that you are expressing your own views, rather than lifting them from the link. :nono:
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