December 14, 2009

From Minnie to Mickey (and all they did was turn off a gene)

"The battle of the sexes is a never-ending war waged within ourselves as male and female elements of our own bodies continually fight each other for supremacy. This is the astonishing implication of a pioneering study showing that it is possible to flick a genetic switch that turns female ovary cells into male testicular tissue."

Read the whole article.

I'm very hopefully about what kind of breakthroughs this might lead to one day. While I want to remain realistic, the optimistic dreamer in me sees and article like this and starts picturing something like the drug Reboot from the Neil Gaiman short story Changes.

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