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Military Veteran Receives “Most Complex” Penis Transplant Yet
Military Veteran Receives “Most Complex” Penis Transplant Yet
Ashley Yeager | Apr 24, 2018
After losing his genitals in a roadside bomb explosion, the soldier endured a 14-hour surgery to have a donated penis, scrotum, and partial abdominal wall attached.
Cave Creature Genitalia, Other Weird Discoveries Net 2017 Ig Nobels
Cave Creature Genitalia, Other Weird Discoveries Net 2017 Ig Nobels
Shawna Williams | Sep 15, 2017
In one winning paper, scientists describe an insect whose females have evolved a penis-like appendage that penetrates males’ “vaginas.”
Image of the Day: This Is Not a Penis
Image of the Day: This Is Not a Penis
The Scientist Staff | Aug 29, 2017
Scientists encountered a marine worm strikingly reminiscent of a human phallus, along with other bizarre creatures, while exploring deep seas off of the Australian coast this summer.
First US Penis Transplant
First US Penis Transplant
Tanya Lewis | May 16, 2016
A man who lost his penis due to cancer has received the organ from a deceased donor.
Evolution of the Penis
Evolution of the Penis
Kerry Grens | Oct 30, 2015
A phallus-less reptile goes through a developmental stage with external genitalia, suggesting a common origin for the organ among amniotes.
Penis Transplant a Success
Penis Transplant a Success
Kerry Grens | Mar 16, 2015
Surgeons expect an organ donor’s penis given to a man who lost his in a botched circumcision to become fully functional.
Duck, Duck, Goose!
Duck, Duck, Goose!
Patricia L.R. Brennan | Jul 1, 2014
Check out the remarkable explosive eversion of the duck penis.
Parsing the Penis Microbiome
Parsing the Penis Microbiome
Tracy Vence | May 29, 2014
Circumcision and sexual activity are but two factors that can influence the bacterial communities that inhabit male genitalia.
Why Many Birds Don’t Have Penises
Why Many Birds Don’t Have Penises
Kate Yandell | Jun 7, 2013
In avian species, a gene induces programmed cell death during development in the area where a phallus would otherwise grow.
Circumcision Alters the Penis Microbiome
Circumcision Alters the Penis Microbiome
Kate Yandell | Apr 18, 2013
Diminished bacterial diversity and abundance may help explain why circumcision is associated with reduced HIV infection.