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Secrets of the Y Chromosome

Natalie Angier New York Times
It’s not just what makes males into males. The sex chromosome also influences health in hidden ways, some experts believe, and may even explain why men have shorter life spans.

Rethinking the Corny History of Maize

Brigit Katz Smithsonian Magazine
A new genetic study traces the movement of one of the world’s most vital crops from Mexico to South America

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm

Katherine J. Wu Smithsonian
Seminal research reveals that sperm change their cargo as they travel the reproductive tract—and the differences can have consequences for fertility
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