Transgender, LGBTQ

Researcher explores links between transgender brain and gender identity

Researcher explores links between transgender brain and gender identity

Understanding the brain structure of transgender people could help tailor care and support, says recent USC grad and neuroscientist Jonathan Vanhoecke.

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Skeletal Studies Show Sex, Like Gender, Exists Along a Spectrum

Skeletal Studies Show Sex, Like Gender, Exists Along a Spectrum

An increasing recognition of this complexity by researchers and the public has affirmed that gender sits on a spectrum: People are more and more willing to acknowledge the reality of nonbinary and transgender identities, and to support those who courageously fight for their rights in everything from all-gender bathrooms to anti-gender-discrimination laws. But underlying all of this is the perception that no matter the gender a person identifies as, they have an underlying sex they were born with. This represents a fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of biological sex. Science keeps showing us that sex also doesn’t fit in a binary, whether it be determined by genitals, chromosomes, hormones, or bones…

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This scientist is racing to discover how gender transitions alter athletic performance—including her own | Science | AAAS

This scientist is racing to discover how gender transitions alter athletic performance—including her own | Science | AAAS:

Although Harper’s study included only a few transgender women, Eric Vilain of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., a geneticist who specializes in gender-based biology, calls it “groundbreaking.”

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Japanese Researchers Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells : Shots – Health News : NPR

Immature human eggs (pink) were created by Japanese researchers using stem cells that were derived from blood cells.
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Japanese Researchers Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells : Shots – Health News : NPR:

Scientists say they have taken a potentially important — and possibly controversial — step toward creating human eggs in a lab dish.

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NYU researchers identify tool to help transgender women have a more authentic voice | EurekAlert! Science News

NYU researchers identify tool to help transgender women have a more authentic voice | EurekAlert! Science News:

New York University researchers have identified visual-acoustic biofeedback as a new tool to assist in voice modification therapy for transgender women.

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