How the X Chromosome Controls Our lives

The X in Sex: How the X Chromosome Controls Our lives

Anne Becker

THE X IN SEX: HOW THE X CHROMOSOME CONTROLS OUR LIVES

BY DAVID BAINBRIDGE

(Harvard University Press, 2003)

Move over chromosome Y: X is seizing the genetic throne. Or so says British biologist David Bainbridge in this comprehensive examination of the female chromosome’s role in human life and well-being. Culling past and current scientific research, the book explores X’s history and future in a quest to explain why the genetic scrap is the more powerful of the two sex chromosomes. Along the way, Bainbridge addresses such topics as sex-linked diseases and the cellular similarity of identical twins, all the while keeping an unbiased scientific view of why males and females differ.

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