toward a gene panel for psychiatric violence

I recently developed a method for specifying a comprehensive gene list for investigating genes related to psychiatric violence, which I describe below. First though, here’s a cool picture from the analysis: Method I started by extracting a list of diseases involving violence from [1], removing epilepsy, dementia, mental retardation (is there a better word for […]

tracking my gender transition through computational linguistics and machine learning

I wrote 299 blog posts in the last decade, roughly half on and half on Produced most of the Badass Data Science content while publicly expressing as a man, and most of the Gender Punk 360 content as a woman. Some articles appear on both blogs—for example this one—and in the analysis described […]

Grrl on Grrl Podcast interviewed me!

Today my interview with Grrl on Grrl Podcast came out!  We discuss, among other things, The science of gender identity The music of Axis Evil “Ladylike” behavior as a source of personal empowerment Cultural appropriation Psychosexuality Model minorities Big thanks to June Owatari of Grrl on Grrl Podcast for working so hard to put this […]

Thermo Fisher: ten years at an uncommonly fabulous company

Many laid-off employees trash their former employer. But my decade at Thermo Fisher stands as one of the richest experiences of my life, despite significant challenges along the way. So I want to remind current Thermo Fisher employees and leadership what they can take pride in: Exceptional Handling of my On-the-Job Gender Change I joined […]

vocal frequency response

I now can speak consistently for an hour in a feminine voice—decent pitch, resonance, and inflection—before needing to rest. Moreover, my voice now passes on the phone. So my voice therapist and I decided to tackle my singing range, to feminize that as well. (Followers of Axis Evil know I sing with a masculine voice […]

at the genetics conference

We (scientists), suspect a genetic component to gender dysphoria. While that may not be the full explanation, it might be a factor. See “the science of gender identity (part 1: genetics)” for my previous analysis of this subject. CRISPR/Cas9 technology allows us to edit genomes early in life. The idea is that we can replace […]

selecting DNA targets for a transgender gene panel

This is a work in progress… Introduction There are several genes that some researchers believe are correlated with gender dysphoria and transsexualism. Please see my earlier work discussing some of these genes at “the science of gender identity (part 1: genetics)“. In particular, there are single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and variations in tandem repeat length in […]

the science of gender identity (part 4: summary)

To prepare for a book I intend to write on the science of gender identity, I drafted the following three blog posts to collect my thoughts. They are highly technical; I need to recast the content for the layperson. I also assembled some of my own biological data to analyze. The first post covers the […]

the science of gender identity (part 1: genetics)

This is the first in a multi-part series surveying the current science of gender identity, particularly with regard to the transgendered population. I intend to discuss the genetic, brain anatomic, and neuropsychological findings of recent studies on the matter. As always, I will incorporate my own statistical analysis of raw study data wherever possible. Here […]