Radiation and the Sex Ratio in Man

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Science  15 Aug 1958:
Vol. 128, Issue 3320, pp. 343-348
DOI: 10.1126/science.128.3320.343


An analysis of new data concerning the sex of children born to the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, together with a reanalysis of the data previously presented by Neel and Schull (9), reveals significant changes in the sex ratio of these children, changes in the direction to be expected if exposure had resulted in the induction of sex-linked lethal mutations (16).