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toaster_oven
Apr 22, 2004, 09:54 AM
http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2004/04/22/unfertilized_eggs_yield_fatherless_mouse/

"In a genetic version of 'Heather Has Two Mommies,' researchers have combined two unfertilized eggs to create a fully fatherless mouse."

hmmm.... will men finally become obsolete? maybe the world will be better off...

-TO

rueyeet
Apr 22, 2004, 11:22 AM
Gives whole new punch to any insult beginning with: You fatherless son of a...... :D

Counterfit
Apr 22, 2004, 11:39 AM
will men finally become obsolete? maybe the world will be better off... Maybe, but I think we'd start having wars because of PMS instead of oil. :rolleyes:

numediaman
Apr 22, 2004, 12:16 PM
If these same scientists can get two females to produce with a father, then maybe they can get to Microsoft programs to run without crashing. just a thought.

vniow
Apr 22, 2004, 12:35 PM
The hands of lesbians all over the world are sweating with glee.

mactastic
Apr 22, 2004, 12:50 PM
The hands of lesbians all over the world are sweating with glee.

I dunno if I'd get too excited yet... Did you see what they had to do to one of those mice to make this happen? :eek:
In fact, one of the moms was a mutant newborn, whose DNA had been altered to make it act like a male’s contribution to an embryo.

This does show some promise for stem cell research however. Too bad that kind of research is nearly verboten in this country.

MongoTheGeek
Apr 22, 2004, 12:57 PM
There was other research I saw someplace where they coaxed a somatic cell to undergo meiosis and make 4 sperm. Now if you were to take the cells from a woman and then dig this coaxing you could have a 2 mommied child with far fewer hoops.

Krizoitz
Apr 22, 2004, 06:09 PM
Who is the little mouse going to play catch with without a daddy mouse?

mactastic
Apr 22, 2004, 09:02 PM
Who is the little mouse going to play catch with without a daddy mouse?

Mommy mouse. Or, mommy mouse.

Or are you trying to say women can't play 'catch'?

Counterfit
Apr 22, 2004, 09:24 PM
Mommy mouse. Or, mommy mouse.

Or are you trying to say women can't play 'catch'?Are you trying to say that mice can? :confused:

mactastic
Apr 22, 2004, 09:35 PM
Are you trying to say that mice can? :confused:

Maybe... :D

applemacdude
Apr 22, 2004, 10:25 PM
Can u get two unfertilized sperms and get a motherless mouse?

wdlove
Apr 23, 2004, 11:37 AM
We will just have to wait and see where this experiment will lead. Just because it can be done with a mouse doesn't mean that it can be done even with a higher mammal.

Krizoitz
Apr 23, 2004, 07:46 PM
Mommy mouse. Or, mommy mouse.

Or are you trying to say women can't play 'catch'?

Probably better than I can, but its one of those old father/son things.

Sparky's
Apr 23, 2004, 08:00 PM
Who is the little mouse going to play catch with without a daddy mouse?

The cats

and keep in mind there is still a ban on cloning

http://www.publicintegrity.org/report.aspx?aid=267&sid=200

MrMacMan
Apr 23, 2004, 11:34 PM
Can u get two unfertilized sperms and get a motherless mouse?

Sure!


Because all know in our science classes that the baby is fertalized in the male sex... and that...

NO ITS NOT POSSIBLE!!

PickledSquirrel
Apr 24, 2004, 12:55 AM
Who is the little mouse going to play catch with without a daddy mouse?

The lab cat, obviously :D