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.
So pretty soon I guess lesbians will be able to have their very own babies!
This is one of the definition of parthenogenesis
What the team did fits that description, there was no male elements and no fertilization.
The feature in nature has a bit more details http://www.nature.com/nsu/040419/040419-8.html
This is a breakthrough, but what is the practical use for such a process?
As part of a "Start your own religion" kit?
As I predicted
"[URL [Broken] 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.
I don't even want to ask where it comes out
This is bog****e! I will still go for le naturelle!
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