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Hyenas: the “how” of female masculinization (Part 4)

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Ambiguous genitalia at birth can be produce by genetic and/or hormonal causes. Genetic causes e.g. true hermaphrodites with gonads containing both female & male genes are very rare. More frequently ambiguous genitalia are caused by mutations in genes controlling sex hormone metabolism of … Continue reading

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Hyenas: the “how” of female masculinization (Part 3)

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In part 3 we will discuss normal mammalian testosterone metabolism using a simple input/output model. We will first look at its basic biochemistry & its influence on external genital development in the fetus. Finally in part 4, using this basic … Continue reading

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