Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome
Released! 09/25/2015
Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome
by Sarah S. Richardson
Paperback

Human genomes are 99.9 percent identical—with one prominent exception. Instead of a matching pair of X chromosomes, men carry a single X, coupled with a tiny chromosome called the Y. Tracking the emergence of a new and distinctive way of thinking about sex represented by the unalterable, simple, and visually compelling binary of the X and Y chromosomes, Sex Itself examines the interaction between cultural gender norms and genetic theories of sex from the beginning of the twentieth... read more