Summer loving is in the air, so what better time to think about sex? But we’re not going to get graphic - we’re talking about the genetics of sex determination. Plus, why turkeys need a wingman, figuring out fingerprints, and a leggy gene of the month.
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The way that we do sex - at least on a genetic level - isn’t the only way to do it. To find out more, I spoke to Professor Judith Mank.
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Female mammals have two X chromosomes, while males are XY. This double dose of X can cause problems, as Professor Edith Heard explains.
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How come one's fingerprints exist? I assume it's genetic and that the body when regenerating (e.g. after a burn) knows to produce the same fingerprint over and over. Could y...
Our gene of the month is Antennapedia, which literally means “antenna feet”.