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A Scrambled Mess

By | May 1, 2016

Why do so many human eggs have the wrong number of chromosomes?


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Haploid Stem Cells Created

By | March 18, 2016

A method that forces human eggs to divide can produce embryonic stem cells capable of division and differentiation with only one copy of each gene.


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Call for Germline Editing Moratorium

By | March 13, 2015

In response to speculation that groups have edited the DNA of human embryos, researchers request that gene editing of human reproductive cells be halted.


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Toward Lab-Grown Gametes

By | December 30, 2014

From stem cells, scientists generate early egg- and sperm-like cells in vitro.


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Treating Egg Allergies with Eggs

By | July 19, 2012

Introducing tiny amounts of powdered egg into the diets of allergic children can cure the affliction.

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Ovarian Stem Cell Debate

By | July 9, 2012

Opinion is divided on a new paper showing that adult ovaries do not contain egg-making stem cells, contrary to the findings of two recent studies that themselves appeared to overturn longstanding dogma.


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Cretaceous Easter Eggs

By | April 9, 2012

Researchers discover a 70-million-year-old egg that belonged to a small, bird-like meat-eating dinosaur.


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A Gamete Matchmaker

By | March 22, 2012

Chemical cues dispersed by mussel eggs may attract sperm that are their perfect match.


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Our own 60 mutations

By | June 15, 2011

New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.


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