In the News: Mice Created From Two Dads
December 9, 2010: Scientists in Texas have created baby mice from two male mice, raising possibilities that double-father offspring could, in the future, repopulate vulnerable species. Researchers yesterday reported using stem cell technology to create mice with two dads, and no mums, genetically speaking. That is, the mice carried chromosomes from two males, rather than the usual assortment of genetic material from one male and one female.
The latest issue of the journal Biology of Reproduction claims that researchers have found a way to successfully produce baby mice using genetic material from two fathers. The breakthrough could be a boon to efforts to save endangered species -- and the procedure could make it possible for same-sex couples to have their own genetic children.
Tonight, at Acme Labs, Pinky and the Brain's regularly scheduled plan to take over the world has been postponed due to much confusion. According to a spokeman for the Brain, somebody has "a whole lot of 'splainin' to do."