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1st mouse by parthenogenesis?

  1. Apr 21, 2004 #1

    iansmith

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    http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20040421/01
     
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  3. Apr 21, 2004 #2

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    I haven't gone to read the article, but I'm confused. If they combined TWO maternal genomes, why are they calling it parthenogenesis? My understanding of the term parthenogenetic has always been that it refers to development of offspring from an unfertilized egg, as occurs in many reptilian species.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2004 #3

    chroot

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    So pretty soon I guess lesbians will be able to have their very own babies!

    - Warren
     
  5. Apr 21, 2004 #4

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  6. Apr 22, 2004 #5

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    This is a breakthrough, but what is the practical use for such a process?
     
  7. Apr 22, 2004 #6
    As part of a "Start your own religion" kit?
     
  8. Apr 22, 2004 #7

    Monique

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    As I predicted :rolleyes:
    Two males getting their own genetic baby... a future possibility?


    I haven't read the research article yet, but I know they had to go through several loops to be able to make a baby mouse from two females. The problem is with genetic imprinting, male and female genomes have a higher level of architecture that is not fully understood.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2004 #8

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  10. Apr 23, 2004 #9
    This is bog****e! I will still go for le naturelle!
     
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