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…
AR: Thiscodes for an androgen which is involved in the development of the male sexual characters, and associated with male baldness.
OPN1MW: Thisis involved in red/green colour blindness, and is generally found in boys because there is no backup copy of this on the Y .
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.
a taxi for copper
ATP7A: Thisis involved in controlling the level of copper inside our .
NLGN3/NLGN4X: Theseare associated with autism.
CYBB: Thisis involved in antibacterial activity thanks to the production of free radicals.
only for girls
NR0B1: Thisis essential in the development of female sexual characteristics.