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Would artificial wombs liberate women from the ‘blood, sweat and tears’ of pregnancy?

By lifting the burden of reproduction, artificial wombs might liberate women ...
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Video: In 40 years, babies could be made in the lab from skin cells

The "birds and the bees" as we know them are changing. A new process called in vitro gametogenesis (IVG) is ...
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Extraterrestrial babies? Scientists want to know how microgravity would affect human reproduction

The plane’s rapid descent created a microgravity environment in the cockpit and for a few seconds, [pilot Daniel] González felt ...
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Why making healthy babies in space should be quite the adventure

Biologists sent brain organoids to the International Space Station to see how microgravity will affect developing babies ...
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Exploring origins of the female orgasm. Is it an ‘evolutionary throwback’?

The female orgasm might have evolved as part of a biological mechanism to induce ovulation, according to findings published [September ...
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New device mass-produces ‘primitive’ human embryos for research

Scientists have invented a device that can quickly produce large numbers of living entities that resemble very primitive human embryos ...
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Long-term partnership or quickie hookup: Can evolution explain why a woman chooses one over the other?

For women, a short-term fling may involve a quest for good genes or just a good time. It’s a puzzle ...
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Why did sex evolve? It may protect against rare cancers, researchers suggest

In an essay published in the journal PLOS Biology, scientists presented a theory which they say could answer a 50-year ...
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Viewpoint: Gene-edited kids are no riskier than the non-edited variety

"The introduction of genetic modifications into future generations could have permanent and possibly harmful effects on the species," a group ...
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How new technologies are ‘disrupting’ human reproduction

[On December 4], news of CRISPR-engineered babies launched a firestorm of debate on the future of human reproduction. … But even as ...
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‘Wild and frightening possibilities’: How AI and genomics could affect reproduction

[Jamie] Metzl is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and author of the upcoming book Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and ...
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Redefining reproduction? Immature human eggs made from blood cells

We all know how babies are made: sperm meets egg, molecular magic happens, and an entire human comes to life ...
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The ‘Big O’: How and why evolution brought us the female orgasm

Female orgasms aren’t necessary for reproduction. A comparative evolution study suggests they once might have been ...