European scientists have found that our bodies fight to remain feminine or masculine.
European scientists have found that our bodies are constantly fighting to remain feminine or masculine
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These studies refute the traditional view of science that sex is determined before birth and remains the same throughout life. “We ourselves were very surprised by the results of our work,” says Professor Matthias Trier from the University of Colon in Germany. “We expected mice to stop producing oocytes, but what happened was a much more dramatic change-somatic cells responsible for supporting egg development suddenly took on characteristics that are normally found in cells that support sperm development. In other words, the female body switched to the male version.”
Scientists believe that we have a process very similar in principle to what happens in some fish that are able to change their sex depending on the lack of males or females. Fish are generally known to remain hermaphrodites throughout their adult lives, which allows them to enter into relationships with any representatives of their species.