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How the X and Y Became the Sex Chromosomes

Sarah S. Richardson

in Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084688
eISBN:
9780226084718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084718.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Though scientists discovered the X and Y at the turn of the twentieth century, it took at least two decades for “sex chromosome” to stabilize as the technical term of choice for these odd ... More


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