Healthy Mice Born from Same-Sex Parents
In a study published in Cell Stem Cell, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences successfully bred same-sex mice through gene editing and stem cell techniques. For the first time, pups born from male mice reached full term. However, most of them did not live past two days. In the same study, pups born from bimaternal mice were not only normal and healthy, but also went on to reproduce. The goal of this research is to examine genomic imprinting and how to prevent possible errors that could result in disease.
To learn more, read the published study in Cell Stem Cell.