girls by default?
Boys are boys thanks to the precocious action of ‘male’such as SRY. In the absence of male , the foetus becomes a girl. So are girls, girls by default? The concept dates from the 1950s and the question remains open…
DMD: Thisis associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, characterized by muscle paralysis.
MECP2: Thisis associated with Rett syndrome (mental retardation).
GABRA3: Thisis involved in nerve impulse transmission.
F8/F9: Theseare involved in blood coagulation and associated with haemophilia. The illness became infamous when Tsarevitch Alexis Nikolaïevitch of Russia suffered from it; it was transmitted to him from his great grand-mother, Queen Victoria of England.