History of The Research on Sex Determination

Since the beginning of humanity, people were fascinated by sex and intrigued by how the differences between sexes are determined. Ancient philosophers and middle age scholars proposed numerous fantastic explanations for the origin of sex differences in people and animals. However, only the development of the modern scientific methods allowed us to find, on the … Continue reading History of The Research on Sex Determination

NHS in Disarray with Dispensing Hormones

Given the treatment of XXY individuals is (questionably) a sub speciality of Endocrinology it is envisaged that XXY's regardless of how they identify their gender would be exposed to the same difficulties experienced by GD and Trans Individuals.If you are an XXY individual we would love to hear of any difficulties you are experiencing with … Continue reading NHS in Disarray with Dispensing Hormones

What It's Like to Be Intersex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEXpeq-38Sw “It was like a bomb being dropped into our life.” That’s Isaiah Ngwaru. He’s talking about the moment he and his wife, Betina, discovered their child, Tatenda, was intersex. Although they had been raising her as a boy, Tatenda had railed against the strict masculine norms in their hometown of Gutu, Zimbabwe. She wore … Continue reading What It's Like to Be Intersex

Intersex: Implications of Umbrella Terms in The Interest of Science.

The intersection of science and identity intensifies the complexity of the umbrella term DSD (Disorders of Sex Development)/Intersex. The interest of science to classify DSD/Intersex conditions to formulate evidence-based best practice has implications on personal identity. Fundamental to ethical decision-making in intersex is the right to choose one’s identity, which includes categorization within the umbrella … Continue reading Intersex: Implications of Umbrella Terms in The Interest of Science.

How science has shifted our sense of identity

Across the arc of the past 150 years, we can see both science and scientism shaping human identity in many ways. Developmental psychology zeroed in on the intellect, leading to the transformation of IQ (intelligence quotient) from an educational tool into a weapon of social control. Immunology redefined the ‘self’ in terms of ‘non-self’. Information … Continue reading How science has shifted our sense of identity

New Mutations Appear in the Sperm and Eggs of Parents

Although long established how age can play a part in the creation of sex variants, researchers have always refrained from blaming either parent outright insisting instead on a 50/50 approach (it keeps marriages together). But now it seems there's a third possibility, that of the fetus itself . What if sex chromosome variants weren't the … Continue reading New Mutations Appear in the Sperm and Eggs of Parents

Invasive Tumbleweed Demonstrates the Advantage of Extra Chromosomes

We don't get Tumbleweed in this part of the world but for those of you who might see it as a nuisance, next time you see one....or maybe two tumbling across the road in harmony, then this research just might give you cause to look on in amazement and maybe bring some home with you. … Continue reading Invasive Tumbleweed Demonstrates the Advantage of Extra Chromosomes

New Techniques are Providing Unprecedented Views into Human Development – Raising Ethical Questions.

For two tense weeks in mid-2013, developmental biologist Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz was chasing a world record. She and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge, UK, were attempting to grow human embryos in the lab for longer than had ever been done before. They wanted to glean insights into how a tiny blob of cells transforms … Continue reading New Techniques are Providing Unprecedented Views into Human Development – Raising Ethical Questions.

Chromosome Variant Factsheet

At the XXY Project we are anti anything that depicts Chromosome Variations of any description as being abnormal because what they're describing is not the natural variation these differences are but rather something that's broken and something that needs to be fixed. Medical Science, Clinicians and the like are steadfastly stuck on the notion that … Continue reading Chromosome Variant Factsheet

Sex Chromosomes Can Trade DNA in Two Regions

An interview with Dr Melissa Wilson, who is an Assistant Professor in the School of Life Sciences and the Center for Evolution and Medicine at Arizona State University. The X and Y chromosomes, also known as sex chromosomes, differ greatly from each other. But in two regions, they are practically identical. We’re interested in studying how the process … Continue reading Sex Chromosomes Can Trade DNA in Two Regions

Why We Should All Use They/ Them Pronouns

Looking at this from the perspective of a newly diagnosed XXY person regardless of what age that occurs, just think about how wonderfully rewarding this would be especially in the years following diagnoses if the first words an Endocrinologist/Urologist said to you were "your results have come back and confirmed a diagnosis of XXY, now … Continue reading Why We Should All Use They/ Them Pronouns

A Tribute to Patricia Jacobs.

THE WILLIAM ALLAN MEMORIAL AWARDPresented to Patricia A. Jacobs, D.Sc., at the annual meetingof the American Society of Human GeneticsDallas, October 28-31, 1981.Introduction byJOHN L. HAMERTON The presentation of the William Allan Memorial Award is a special occasion each year for this Society. The award has been presented to distinguished human geneticists both from North … Continue reading A Tribute to Patricia Jacobs.

Meet The Neuroscientist Shattering The Myth Of The Gendered Brain

Why asking whether your brain is male or female is the wrong question. A PhD in physiological psychology and a focus on brain processes and schizophrenia followed. Today, the Essex-born scientist is a professor emeritus of cognitive neuroimaging at Aston University, Birmingham. Her brother is an artist. When she is not in the lab using … Continue reading Meet The Neuroscientist Shattering The Myth Of The Gendered Brain