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Males Show More Sex-biased Gene Expression

Caption: Males show more sex-biased gene expression. More genes differentially expressed (DEX) between the sexes were found in males than females, especially prenatally. Some genes found to have such sex-biased expression had previously been associated with disorders that affect males more than females, such as schizophrenia, Williams syndrome, and autism. Eleven of the brain areas shown are in the neocortex (NCX), or outer mantle.

Credit: Nenad Sestan, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University Department of Neurobiology and Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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