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New assisted reproduction techniques to save endangered rhinos

A team of scientists have completed a procedure which will enable assisted reproduction techniques to help save an endangered species - the Northern White Rhinoceros - from potential extinction.

Transgender men have functional ovaries after a year of testosterone injections

Washington - The ovaries of transgender men appear to remain functional even after a year of receiving hormonal treatment with testosterone, according to a small Israeli study presented Saturday in the United States.

First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor

Paris - In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.

First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor

Paris - In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.

Female honeybees ‘doing it’ without males

Cape Town - Researchers have discovered an isolated population of honeybees in South Africa that appear capable to asexual reproduction. To get to the bottom of this, the genomes of the bees have been sequenced and with it the mystery is revealed.

Biologists still don't know where baby eels are made

There are lots of eels in the world. Despite being widespread and found in plentiful numbers, biologists still have no idea how eels mate in natural surroundings or how and where baby eels are born.

Solving the evolutionary puzzle of menopause

Paris - Menopause in women and females from a few other "higher" species is probably a fluke of nature rather than evolution at work, according to a study published Wednesday.

Computer solves 120-year-old mystery of worms in three days

A computer has solved a mystery that has been puzzling scientists for over 120 years in just three days. Using complex predictive simulation software, the system managed to explain how sliced-up worms turn into independent organisms.

Canadian research finds diet of Dad contributes to baby's health

Research published out of Montreal's McGill University found the diet of the father, like that of mom, may play a big role in a healthy baby. For mothers the previous research looked at sufficient Vitamin B folate;that appears also true for dads.

The sea slug and the detachable penis

A new study into the reproduction of sea slugs has shown that the hermaphrodite discards its penis after mating, then grows another the next day.

How do barnacles have sex?

Just how barnacles reproduce has confounded scientists for many years and working it out has proved surprisingly difficult. However, now a new Canadian research paper sheds light on the process.

Can male black-widow spiders reduce the risk of being devoured?

A study has found that male black-widow spiders are able to reduce the risk of being devoured by their mating partner by detecting and courting well-fed females. By sensing if the female is satiated the male can achieve passing his genes and stay alive.

Female boa constrictors can make babies without mating: Study

This is bad news for males. Female boa constrictors can produce babies without mating. Scientists have found that the babies produced from this asexual reproduction have attributes previously believed to be impossible. Males are not needed anymore.

British scientists create human sperm from stem cells

A team of British scientists announced that they have created human sperm from embryonic stem cells. The achievement is a first in medicine and underscores the need for broad-based stem cell research.

Reproduction revolution: Sex for fun, IVF for children

I think I'd prefer to be surprised by my childs looks and intelligence, but if he looks like me I'll have to send him back...
 

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