Sex Plays Havoc With Women's Genes, University of East Anglia Study

Published: Sep 13, 2012

Sex can trigger remarkable female responses including altered fertility, immunity, libido, eating and sleep patterns—by the activation of diverse sets of genes, according to research from the University of East Anglia. Publishing today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the researchers studied how female Drosophila melanogaster—or fruit flies – respond to mating.

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