[XAP]Bob wrote:They *should* be described in another way. Why aren’t they pair 23?
No other chromosome has a name related to such a minor part of its function, and the naming is actively unhelpful.
have you any idea what the other 96% do? would be interesting to know. I would hardly describe the 4% minor if thats all thats needed to do the job?
It's not, though. While defining sexual characteristics typically come from those genes mainly associated with sex, others (or their lack) might not influence it at all, depsite being associated with sex or sexual development in some way.
I think the WHO have a pretty good explanation on their website, and also identify the aspects of gender that are associated with culture, rather than science. https://www.who.int/genomics/gender/en/index1.html
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