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An analysis of the mole genome that reveals the genetic underpinnings of adaptive intersexuality in the animal is published in Science this week. While sex in mammals is determined by genetic elements that direct the differentiation of the bipotential gonad into either testicular or ovarian tissue, in the Iberian mole (Talpa occidentalis) genotypic females develop ovotestes instead of ovaries.

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