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    Sex Hormones

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    Both males and females can develop secondary sex characteristic of the opposite sex if they take enough of the appropriate sex hormone. Hypothesize the mechanism that would make this possible.

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    If we look at a human body - many secondary sex characteristics are either not entirely drastic, or promoted mainly via the presence of one hormone. For example, the development of breasts in women is directly linked to estrogen binding to it's receptors at sensitive tissues - breast tissue being one of them. This in turn modulates transcription and expression of proteins which ultimately lead to growth of the ...

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    The expert examines both males and females to develop secondary sex characteristics of the opposite sex if they take enough of the appropriate sec hormones.

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