A future that is dark for men
Adam's Curse -
"Genetically speaking, the big difference between men and women is that
where women have two X chromosomes, men have one X and one Y chromosome.
It is surprising that one chromosome difference out of our total of 46
can have such an important consequence. Is this relatively small genetic
variance really sufficient to explain the differences between the sexes,
not just the physical but the psychological, social or even cultural?
Prof Sykes takes us on a fascinating exploration into the science of sex
and gender, and takes a scientific look at what makes men tick. His
research has shown that the all-important male Y chromosome is getting
smaller. As the generations pass the female X chromosome is taking over.
Women are winning the evolutionary battle of the sexes. The shocking
conclusion is that men, slowly but surely, are headed for extinction."
Can we survive the onslaught?
Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology