Barbara J. Meyer, PhD, and David C. Page, MD, explore topics such as the evolution of the sex chromosomes, the genetic cues that affect sex determination, the advantages of studying sex in a worm, human infertility, and ethics.
Dr. Meyer is an HHMI investigator and professor of genetics and development at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Page is an HHMI investigator, a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- 2002 Telly Awards; Bronze
- 2002 Videographer Award of Distinction
In This Series (4)
Is it a boy or a girl? Dr. David Page looks at how we define male and female and summarizes the development of human sex...
Dr. Barbara Meyer explains the value of studying model organisms and introduces the nematode C. elegans.
Having too many chromosomes can lead to too much gene expression. Dr. Meyer explains how the gene that controls dosage...