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Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex
Jim Daley | Apr 20, 2018
Sex-deprived males seek out alcohol.
Why Paternal Mitochondria Aren’t Passed On to Offspring
Tanya Lewis | Jun 24, 2016
Researchers identify a
gene that leads the organelles to self-destruct in sperm following fertilization of an egg.
The End of Sex
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.
Laugh, Then Think: The Ig Nobels
Karen Zusi | Sep 21, 2015
This year’s awards honor research on bee stings, appendicitis, kissing, and more.
Fending Off Infection in Future Generations
Jef Akst | Aug 17, 2015
Female fruit flies challenged with infection during their lifetimes have offspring with greater genetic diversity.
How to Make a New Species
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2015
Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.
Drug for Low Sex Drive in Women?
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2015
A federal advisory panel supports the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.
Unique Frog Breeding
Bob Grant | Jan 5, 2015
A newly described amphibian species engages in internal fertilizations and gives birth to tadpoles.
A Tale of Two Genitals
Bob Grant | Nov 5, 2014
The genitalia of mammals and reptiles develop from two different tissues, but the structures share common genetic programs and molecular induction signals.
Week in Review: June 30–July 4
Tracy Vence | Jul 4, 2014
STAP retractions; comparing SCNT-derived stem cells with iPSCs; malaria-infected mice more attractive to mosquitoes; stem cell banks face business challenges