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From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host4/27/04 2:47 PM 
To: All  (1 of 14) 

Posted on Thu, Apr. 22, 2004
Mice created with two genetic moms, no dad

Associated Press

Just ahead of Mother's Day, scientists have found a way to cut dads out of the picture, at least among rodents: They have produced mice with two genetic moms - and no father. It is the first time the feat has been accomplished in mammals.

Scientists said the technique cannot be used on people, for reasons both technical and ethical. In fact, one of the mouse mothers was a mutant newborn, whose DNA had been altered to make it act like a male's contribution to an embryo.

But the new work sheds light on why people, mice and other mammals normally need a male's DNA for reproduction, and some experts say it also has implications for the idea of using stem cells to treat disease.

No dads needed

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From: Ralph (RBGlatt)4/27/04 4:57 PM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 14) 
 8958.2 in reply to 8958.1 
That's okay, nobody wants to reproduce with me, anyway. :-(

Be your own hero.

From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host4/28/04 1:39 AM 
To: Ralph (RBGlatt)  (3 of 14) 
 8958.3 in reply to 8958.2 

What the heck is going on in Delphi now???


From: Pagan Realm Staff (APRstaff)4/28/04 4:21 AM 
To: All  (4 of 14) 
 8958.4 in reply to 8958.3 
ok-- at least the names are back

From: MythBlade (Talismonger)5/1/04 12:55 AM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 14) 
 8958.5 in reply to 8958.1 
Think of all the gay guys who no will no longer be the father of a lesbian couple's children.

From: aunticee5/14/04 7:28 PM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 14) 
 8958.6 in reply to 8958.1 
that's depressing.

From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host5/14/04 9:12 PM 
To: aunticee  (7 of 14) 
 8958.7 in reply to 8958.6 
Yeah-- it would take away all the fun

From: Spirithawk (Domhnaill)5/15/04 4:31 AM 
To: Ralph (RBGlatt)  (8 of 14) 
 8958.8 in reply to 8958.2 
If I was a woman I would reproduce with you ;)

Much Love & Dreaming Wolf Blessings,

Domhnaill Emrys


From: Ralph (RBGlatt)5/15/04 9:18 AM 
To: Spirithawk (Domhnaill)  (9 of 14) 
 8958.9 in reply to 8958.8 
Thanks. ;-)

Be your own hero.

From: MythBlade (Talismonger)5/15/04 9:43 AM 
To: Ralph (RBGlatt)  (10 of 14) 
 8958.10 in reply to 8958.9 

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