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The Human Ovary: Steroidogenesis & Ovulation

When we last considered the human ovary, we were discussing a bit of anatomy and a lot of folliculogenesis. We learned about the different steps and changes that ovarian follicles undergo as they develop or become atretic. With the information from that … Continue reading

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The Human Ovary: Anatomy & Follicular Development

Time flies when you’re having fun.  And commuting (which is not fun). Well, time flies like an arrow but fruit flies like a banana… (By the way, that doesn’t look like a fruit fly on the right.  To me, it … Continue reading

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When the Genetics of Gonadal Differentiation & Development Don’t Go According to Plan – Part 3 of Where Do Ovaries (and Testes) Come From?

In the previous post, we talked about the genes that drive sex differentiation of the bi-potential embryonic gonad.  I only mentioned a relatively small number of genes, but they control the events at or near the beginning of the signaling … Continue reading

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The Genetics Behind Sex Determination and Differentiation – Part 2 of Where Do Ovaries (and Testes) Come From?

I began this series of posts as a background with the goal of discussing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in trans men.  I thought that in order to understand what happens when things go wrong in ovarian function, we first need to … Continue reading

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Sex Determination and Differentiation – Where Do Ovaries (and Testes) Come From?

Well, it’s 2011.  Know what that means?  It means it’s time to get back to SCIENCE! (Yes, I know, that makes absolutely no sense, but let’s get back to science anyway, shall we?) Near the end of last year, I … Continue reading

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