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From Minnie to Mickey (and all they did was turn off a gene) - Science, News - The Independent

Scientists have discovered that switching off a single gene, FoxL2, causes the ovary cells of adult mice to spontaneously develop into testosterone-producing cells. They speculate that research like this might one day may eliminate the need for surgical removal of the ovaries in gender reassignment treatment; however, much work is needed to determine if the results are applicable to humans.

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Date: 2009-12-18 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nightprincess
That is way cool.

I wonder what would happen if we could turn off both FoxL2 and Sox9 at the same time.

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