Parthenogenesis

Very interesting. Scientists are taking the concept of “virgin birth” that is found among snails and fleas and applying it to the human being. They want to trick an egg into thinking it has been fertilized, not to create a human clone, but to grow stem cells to use for research purposes. If they succeed it will get around the stem cell and cloning controversies because no human sperm was used. I wonder how long it will be before the religious right and the Bush administration notice and amend their campaigns to cover this as well.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at May 19, 2003 12:53 AM