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Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex

By Jim Daley | April 20, 2018

Sex-deprived males seek out alcohol.

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Researchers identify a C. elegans gene that leads the organelles to self-destruct in sperm following fertilization of an egg.

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Review: The End of Sex

By Tanya Lewis | May 13, 2016

Legal expert Henry Greely envisions a world in which advances in biotechnology obviate the need for sexual reproduction as we know it.

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image: Laugh, Then Think: The Ig Nobels

Laugh, Then Think: The Ig Nobels

By Karen Zusi | September 21, 2015

This year’s awards honor research on bee stings, appendicitis, kissing, and more.

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image: Fending Off Infection in Future Generations

Fending Off Infection in Future Generations

By Jef Akst | August 17, 2015

Female fruit flies challenged with infection during their lifetimes have offspring with greater genetic diversity.

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How to Make a New Species

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2015

Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.

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image: Drug for Low Sex Drive in Women?

Drug for Low Sex Drive in Women?

By Jef Akst | June 8, 2015

A federal advisory panel supports the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.

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image: Unique Frog Breeding

Unique Frog Breeding

By Bob Grant | January 5, 2015

A newly described amphibian species engages in internal fertilizations and gives birth to tadpoles.

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A Tale of Two Genitals

By Bob Grant | November 5, 2014

The genitalia of mammals and reptiles develop from two different tissues, but the structures share common genetic programs and molecular induction signals.

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image: Week in Review: June 30–July 4

Week in Review: June 30–July 4

By Tracy Vence | July 4, 2014

STAP retractions; comparing SCNT-derived stem cells with iPSCs; malaria-infected mice more attractive to mosquitoes; stem cell banks face business challenges

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