A key player in the maturation of sexual organs

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 08:50 in Psychology & Sociology

Puberty is a period of extensive changes of body morphology and function. Relatively little is known about what sets the whole process in motion. Thanks to studies in the tiny worm C. elegans, the group of Helge Großhans is getting closer to understanding how the onset of puberty is genetically controlled. Recently, they uncovered a mechanism that initiates sexual organ maturation.

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