More Soxy birthdays

PBB_Protein_SRY_imageHot on the heels of Dichaete’s 100th birthday, today sees the 25th birthday of the publications describing the identification of SRY, the founder of the Sox family. Work from the labs of Peter Goodfellow and Robin Lovell-Badge (working in human¬†and mouse respectively) demonstrated that the gene on the Y-chromosome controlling mammalian sex-determination¬†¬†encoded a new class of transcription factors and Sox was born.

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