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Study presenting decline in puppy fertility may have human implications

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd July 2017

26-year study of canine sperm presents an overall decline in quality, and may also shed light on fertility changes seen in male humans Britains dogs are becoming less fertile. Researchers who have systematically analyzed canine sperm over a span of 26 years say that overall sperm quality has been in decline. Environmental chemicals are implicated. […]

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Litter of 7 puppies are first born through IVF

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th July 2017

Nineteen embryos, seven pregnancies, one female beagle … scientists say procedure could save endangered species and prevent genetic disorders From the paint on their toes and the tips-off of their tails, the puppies stand out as unusual. But the litter of 7 will go down in history for more than the colours that tell them […]

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Do your genes choose when you lose your virginity?

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th July 2017

( CNN) How old were you when you lost your virginity? Or perhaps you haven’t reached that phase yet. Either way, whether you’re 16 or 40 when you decide to have sex for the first time, you may think the choice comes down to your partner, the person or persons around you and the environment […]

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Animal Parenting: Mothers That Play Favorites, Why Whales Have Menopause, And Adults Who Have Sex With Newborns

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th July 2017

This is the conclusion ofa three-part guest series by DrCarin Bondar, writer ofThe Nature of Sex, which isavailable now intheUK, AustraliaandNew Zealand. Catch up withpart one and two. Although it seems like a minor miracle to have built it successfully through steps one and two of sexual activity, the fact of the matter is that […]

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From dream to nightmare: when your sperm donor has secrets

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th July 2017

Having a baby by sperm gift is an intensely personal and emotional process. So what happens when you discover that the donor has a genetic health disorder? Sperm donor 9623 looked good on paper. An IQ of 160. A bachelors degree in neuroscience, a masters in artificial intelligence, en route to a PhD in neuroscience […]

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UK physicians to try permission to create newborn with Dna from three people

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th July 2017

Specialists poised to offer mitochondrial replacement therapy if governments fertility regulator approves the treatment Doctors will seek permission this month to make Britains first baby from the Dna of three people if the governmental forces fertility regulator approves the treatment for carefully selected patients. Specialists in Newcastle are ready to offer mitochondrial replacing therapy( MRT) […]

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3D embryo atlas reveals human development in unprecedented detail

Published in Odd and Fun on 6th July 2017

Digital model will aid vital research, offering opportunity chance to explore intricate changes occurring in the first weeks of life The beautiful and otherworldly development of the human embryo has been indicates that there is unprecedented detail in an interactive three-dimensional atlas. The digital models, built by a squad of scientists in the Netherlands, took […]

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Study proving decline in puppy fertility may have human implications

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd July 2017

26-year study of canine sperm proves an overall decline in quality, and may also shed light on fertility changes seen in male humans Britains dogs are becoming less fertile. Researchers who have systematically analyzed canine sperm over a span of 26 years say that overall sperm quality has been in decline. Environmental chemicals are implicated. […]

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UK doctors to attempt permission to create baby with Dna from three people

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd July 2017

Specialists poised to offer mitochondrial replacement therapy if governments fertility regulator approves the treatment Doctors will seek permission this month to generate Britains first baby from the Dna of three people if the governmental forces fertility regulator approves the treatment for carefully choice patients. Specialists in Newcastle are ready to offer mitochondrial replacing therapy( MRT) […]

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Why do sheep get horny in wintertime? Because the light is baaad, tells analyze

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th June 2017

Study may expose why melatonin affects breeding, horn growth and coat thickness and allow farmers to change the timing of lambing season The mystery of why sheep get horny in the winter might have been solved, according to new research. Scientists say they have uncovered the key to the mechanism by which changes in the […]

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