May 21, 2023

First healthy mice with two dads — and no moms — born in Japan

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For the first time, scientists have created healthy, fertile mouse pups from the DNA of two adult males — no female DNA required.

While the research is currently only a proof of concept and has yet to be peer-reviewed, the team behind the process thinks it could translate to people — meaning two men could potentially have biological children together one day.

Reproduction 2.0: For nearly all of humanity’s existence, reproduction has required sperm from one man and an egg from one woman — put the two together in a welcoming womb, and nine months later, you have a baby.

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