WHAT DO MEN WANT?….Researchers have finished cataloging the genome of the X chromosome and have found a surprise: it contains 200-300 genes that are expressed up to twice as much as in a male or some other females:

All told, men and women may differ by as much as 2% of their entire genetic inheritance, greater than the hereditary gap between humankind and its closest relative ? the chimpanzee.

In other words, guys, your wives and girlfriends really are justified in thinking of you as practically a different species. Science marches on.

UPDATE: In other gender related semi-news, the Guardian reports today on the 2002 Ig Nobel Prize winning paper, “Right-left and the scrotum in Greek sculpture.” As the article says, the paper’s “investigation of scrotal asymmetry remains the definitive work on this topic.” No doubt.

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