Brona McVittie reports :: July 2006

We've long been fascinated by why men and women are different, although most of our chromosomes (all except one) and therefore our genes, are really very similar. A group of UCLA research scientists have been scouring the genome to compare differences in the way genes are expressed in males and females. Their results suggest that male and female volume knobs for many genes are set to different levels, which could explain why men and women are not at risk of the same health complaints.

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