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Humans have spiked ecosystems with a flood of active pharmaceuticals. The drugs are feminizing male fish, confusing birds, and worrying scientists. Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine. The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth. This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.

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