For the first time ever, scientists have produced live mice without a fertilised egg cell. The potentially revolutionary technique could one day allow gay men to produce biological offspring, or — even more radically — allow both men and women to self-fertilise.
This visualisation reminds me of one of those chicken embryo development illustrations in biology school books. Except five hundred and thirty-four thousand two hundred and forty-four times cooler. Give or take.
You know how chickens lay eggs, which (if fertilised) hatch into chicks? Not so in Sri Lanka, where a chicken reportedly gave birth to a chick… without that whole messy egg.