posted on Apr, 22 2004 @ 09:31 AM
In the latest scientific breakthrough, Japanese scientists have proven that mammals can reproduce without the necessity of fertilization. By
combining two sets of female mouse genes inside an egg, 2 healthy baby girl mice have been born.
Look! No Dad!
Experts said it will be a long time before men are relegated to the role of bystanders in human reproduction. But the latest experiments suggest that
laboratory tricks can essentially eliminate the need for fertilization -- at least in mice.
"Two female mice were created in the experiments at Japan's Tokyo University of Agriculture. One of the mice, named "Kaguya," has been raised to
adulthood, has mated normally and has given birth to a litter of pups free of any obvious birth defects. The results are reported today in the journal
This has the potential to create a huge battle between the sexes, not to mention all the ethical, moral, and legal issues. What will happen if the
need for men as a requirement in the reproductive process becomes threatened? How will it affect the male-female social structure?
[Edited on 4-22-2004 by Valhall]