Same-sex mouse parents gave birth to healthy babies
"Using gene editing and stem cells, researchers in China have helped mice of the same sex bear pups."— Brian Glucroft (@BrianGlucroft) October 12, 2018
Works much, much better with two moms than two dads though.https://t.co/5N5L9GYHhC
Birds do it,, bees do it—even laboratory mice do it. But with science in the mix, actually creating new life may not always require a male and a female.
Using gene editing and stem cells, researchers in China have helped mice of the same sex bear pups. While this feat has been accomplished before with mouse moms, the new study marks the first time that pups from pairs of male mice were also carried to full term.
The technology is far from ready for the leap to humans. Though mice pups born from two females appeared healthy and bore their own young, pups with two papas died soon after birth. Of the 12 born, just two survived more than 48 hours.
Great question — female mice can only have female pups. Scientists think that they could theoretically make males, but that's a bit in the future.— Maya Wei-Haas (@WeiPoints) October 11, 2018
Pairs of males can have either female or male pups. But for this study, the researchers opted for only male children from the dads
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Not sure this is good news for some of us ...— Greg DeRego (@gregderego) October 12, 2018
“The scientists said the "bimaternal" (two mammas) animals were healthy and went on to have pups of their own.
But there was bad news on the all-male front. Mice with double-dads were attempted, but died within days of being born.” https://t.co/X4q66CGi5t
Article reference- nationalgeographic.com