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Beale, B. 2001. The sexes: New insights into the X and Y chromosomes.
The Scientist 15[15]:18.
Discussion about SRY, DAZ, WNT.

Jegalian, K., and B. T. Lahn. 2001. Why the Y is so weird. Scientific
American
, February, 56–61.
Evolution of the Y chromosome.

Jobling, M. A., and C. Tyler-Smith. 1995. Fathers and sons: the Y
chromosome and human evolution. Trends in Genetics 11:449–56.

Lewis, R. 2000. Reevaluating sex reassignment. The Scientist 14[14]:6.
Evidence supports nature over nurture in establishing gender identity.

Skorecki, K., S. Selig, S. Blaze, R. Bradman, N. Bradman, P. J. Waburton,
M. Ismajlowicz, and M. F. Hammer. 1997. Y chromosomes of the Jewish priests. Nature 385:32.


The following is a series of articles on sex-based differences in the biology of males and females:

Kreeger, K. Y. 2002. Sex-based differences continue to mount. The Scientist
16[4]:26.
When it comes to autoimmunity, the sexes respond in their own ways.


Kreeger, K. Y. 2002. X and Y chromosomes concern more than
reproduction. The Scientist 16[3]:25.
Clues lie within about which sex is more predisposed to various diseases.

Kreeger, K. Y. 2002. Yes, biologically speaking, sex does matter. The
Scientist
16[1]:35.
Researchers move beyond the basics to better understand the differences between men and women.

Kreeger, K. Y. 2002. Sex-based longevity. The Scientist 16[10]:34.
Societal and lifestyle differences — not biology — appear to have the greatest influences on whether men or women live longer.
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