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Eminent Domain Stuff

New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Parthenogenesis of a Mammal

Parthenogenesis is the process by which some female reptiles and other animals and plants asexually produce offspring. This ability does not exist among mammals...until now. Japanese and Korean scientists have managed to simulate parthenogenesis by essentially fertilizing one egg with another that lacks a single gene. The knocked out gene apparently is responsible for genomic imprinting (i.e., the process by which a cell knows which chromosomes from each parent). While I don’t yet have access to the most recent issue of Nature, this will certainly be an interesting paper to read.

The Scientist has an article on this topic today.


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