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Scientists Grew a Mouse Fetus Without Sperm or Eggs

‘The possibility of the end of sex… is very real’

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RReproduction used to be a simple thing: two parents, one egg, one sperm, one embryo, one baby. But on Friday, a study published in Cell complicated — or simplified, depending on who you ask — the arithmetic. Researchers report that they have successfully created mouse fetuses without using…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.

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