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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

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She urges researchers to move beyond studying the sex chromosomes when carrying out research into the genetics of sex differences--even going so far as to suggest adopting "sex-neutral alternatives" for the X and Y chromosomes (p.
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Sex chromosomes are of two types called X (female) and Y (male).
Harvard specialist Dr David Reich said it may be the reason why the X sex chromosomes of humans and chimpanzees were still so similar.
During a stage in spermatogenesis called the pachytene stage, genes in the X and Y chromosomes (known as the sex chromosomes because they determine the sex of the offspring) become inactive.
Normally, a random process shuts down one of the two X sex chromosomes in every woman's cells.
is now the world's leader in human reproductive medicine, pioneering treatments like pre-implantation genetic diagnosis of embryos and sorting sperm by sex chromosomes.