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Scientists Engineer New Form of Mammal Reproduction to Create Mice That Have Two Fathers

Science & Tech  (tags: engineering, mammal reproduction, science, genetics )

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Scientists have created mice with two fathers - raising the possibility of gay couples having children who are genetically their own.In experiments hailed as a 'new form of mammalian reproduction', American researchers used a complex series of steps......

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NICKY M (119)
Friday December 10, 2010, 1:42 am
This is a strange concept! I suppose that it would be one way for gay men to have their own genetic offspring. A gay couple that I know were desperate to have their own children and had to travel to India TWICE to have a baby by a surrogate mother. The first time, the sperm of one of them was used and the second time the sperm of the other one was used. They have ended up with some absolutely beautiful babies and are so happy . Mind you, if the second partner could not have had a baby with HIS sperm, he would have felt really left out and it might have caused a lot of heartache for him. I don't think that women would need to be worried. I would think that it would be mostly gay people who would use this, if it became a reality. We tend to forget that gay men want to have their own babies containing their own genes, just as much as heterosexual people do. I suppose there would be an awful lot of opposition to this, but I, personally can understand that there would be a lot of gay people in favour of this. I don't see why us heterosexual people should have the monopoly on the joy of having our 'own' baby!

Kerrie G (116)
Friday December 10, 2010, 3:30 am
Noted, thanks.

Carol H (229)
Friday December 10, 2010, 4:37 am
interesting, thanks Anna for the post

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday December 10, 2010, 4:39 am
Dont scientist have enough work to do?

Brittany D (28)
Friday December 10, 2010, 5:07 am
I wish they would just leave animals alone! Why don't they go to something both useful and is not cruel for a change?

Past Member (0)
Friday December 10, 2010, 10:24 am
don't we have enough evidence already to convince us that it is not human's place in this world to play with nature?
If this is acceptable, then why not just use clones?
there are so many other issues they could be working on, why are they playing with nature to increase an already overcrowded population?

. (0)
Friday December 10, 2010, 12:53 pm
Yikes! Stop screwing around with nature.

Shirley S (187)
Friday December 10, 2010, 8:31 pm
What next?????

resignd C (139)
Friday December 10, 2010, 11:42 pm
Manipulating genes is just too Frankenstein. Why not stop messing with our food and our animals. I would not eat a cloned animal, but no longer eat any meat. This planet is going to be left with freakish and non reproducible plants and animals when they are finished playing science.
There are just too many risks.
Nicky has reported that gays can have their own genetic offspring without having to compete with mice.

Sharon Richardson (9)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 12:18 am
What??? Who woulda dreamt...Thanks

Sharon B (127)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 4:15 am
Leave those mice alone...bullies.

Michela M (3964)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 5:28 am
???????????????' What's the use for?????? Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela

Kaye S (45)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 5:57 pm
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