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Rancho_Relaxo
#1 2007-10-29 14:26:26

New discovery will soon fix half the posters on CI

Maybe half is aiming too low. Regardless, if they can make them go one way, it won't belong before they go the other.

Worms turn gay after brain tweak

Scientists have genetically tweaked the brains of worms to get females to seek out other females for mating in experiments that have bolstered the evidence for a biological basis for sexual preferences.

US biologists selectively turned on a gene associated with maleness in the brains of female worms and found that these altered worms were attracted to the same sex. The findings were published yesterday in the journal Current Biology.

“They look like girls, but act and think like boys,” said Jamie White, a researcher at the University of Utah, lead author of the study and member of a group trying to explore how the brain generates behaviour.

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Native_Texan
#2 2007-10-29 14:35:19

Re: New discovery will soon fix half the posters on CI

Earthworms are boy on one end and girl on the other. I have always wondered which end led the way.

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