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The X in Sex

How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674016217

Publication Date: 09/30/2004

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224 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

4 line illustrations

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  • Prologue
  • 1. Making a Difference
  • Interlude: What Is It, Exactly?
  • 2. The Duke of Kent’s Testicles
  • Interlude: How Sexy Is X?
  • 3. The Double Life of Women
  • Epilogue: The Chosen One
  • Further Reading
  • Glossary
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2004 American Medical Writers Association Book Award, Trade Category
  • A San Jose Mercury News Top 20 Nonfiction Book of 2003
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