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April 21, 2004

George had better be glad rodents can't vote on constitutional amendments

Parthenogenesis has been demonstrated in mammals for the first time. Japanese researchers combined the chromosomes from two mouse eggs (and no mouse sperm) to create baby mice that grow to adulthood and reproduce normally.

To paraphrase Dr. James Aoki, that's it for us male monkeys.

UPDATE: That's what I get for linking to The Onion the day before they rope off their archives and make them subscription-only. The link above is to the Onion article "Dolphins Evolve Opposable Thumbs," with the quote from Dr. Aoki, "That's it for us monkeys."

Posted by Brenden at April 21, 2004 10:26 PM


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