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Andrew49
08-12-2010, 08:59 PM
Using stem cell technology, reproductive scientists in Texas, led by Dr. Richard R. Berhringer at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, have produced male and female mice from two fathers. The achievement of two-father offspring in a species of mammal could be a step toward preserving endangered species, improving livestock breeds, and advancing human assisted reproductive technology (ART). It also opens the provocative possibility of same-sex couples having their own genetic children, the researchers note.

Source (http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-reproductive-scientists-mice-fathers.html)

Ard-Taoiseach
10-12-2010, 09:44 PM
Great news. Good to see them putting the man back in genetic manipulation. It was getting worrisome there with reproductive science steadily eliminating the need for a Y chromosome in the reproductive process.

Lapsedmethodist
11-12-2010, 03:30 AM
They've been doing this in Dublin for generations.

Ah Well
11-12-2010, 12:46 PM
They've been doing this in Dublin for generations.

Who have? The mice? ;):p