The University of Geneva Medical School's Emmanouil Dermitzakis led an international team to look at differences in expression quantitative trait loci between men and women in Genome Research. Based on analyses of autosomal eQTLs using data on males and females from four populations sampled through the HapMap study, they determined that some 12 percent to 15 percent of these gene expression-regulating variants show sex-biased function.

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