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Scientists Have Found a Way to Create Babies without Egg Cells!

Groundbreaking research has shown that babies can be created without egg cells!

Mich Escultura

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Over the course of medical science, it has been a strongly held belief that in order to create a baby, you need an egg cell, a sperm cell, and a place for the embryo to grow. However, recent scientific studies have shown that the egg and sperm need not meet inside the uterus (In Vitro Fertilization), and the uterus doesn’t even need to be the mother’s uterus (surrogate).

But even more groundbreaking than that is the possibility that babies can be created without an egg cell! A study published in Nature Communications has shown that eggs may not be unique in their ability to create an embryo.

We used to think that babies = sperm + egg, but scientists have proven otherwise!

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Usually, an egg will develop into an embryo once it’s fertilized by a sperm cell. But researchers have “tricked” mouse eggs into developing without this fertilization. The resulting embryos (known as parthenogenotes) behave in a way similar to other cells in the body. These parthenogenotes were then injected with sperm. Once injected they started to develop normally, and eventually became baby mice!

You might think the success rate for this is pretty low, but it’s an astounding 24%! That’s even higher than the 2% success rate of nuclear transfer cloning! And more important than the success rate is the health of the mouse pups that were produced from parthenogenotes – all 30 of the pups were completely healthy, and showed no signs of health problems.

The mouse pups produced from parthenogenotes were completely normal and healthy!

The mouse pups produced from parthenogenotes were all healthy!

Of course, there’s still a long way to go before scientists can figure out a way to create embryos out of non-egg cells (in this case, skin cells) and sperm, but further research into this can potentially eliminate child-bearing problems. Infertile women who have aged or undergone harsh chemotherapy may one day have children. Same-sex couples may also one day produce embryos between themselves!

Humans aren’t the only ones that can benefit from this. Even endangered species can be reproduced by using skin cells instead of eggs, thus helping to raise their numbers!

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Doctors Remove Giant Tapeworm Cyst Inside a Girl’s Head That’s Half the Size of Her Brain

Be prepared to tackle the “ewww” factor.

Dondi Tiples

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Sometimes, doctors witness really horrifying human conditions that overwhelm most people. Like this case of a 12-year-old girl with something disgustingly alive growing in her brain.

Nita Juggi from Gujarat, central India suffered from headaches, seizures and weakness for two whole years. Her symptoms soon progressed to paralysis on her right side, but doctors in her locality couldn’t locate the problem.

It got so bad that Nita couldn’t even pick up her utensils to feed herself.

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Road Rage Ensues As Motorcyclist Confronts A Woman For Texting While Driving

This distracted driver’s got some serious attitude prob!

Mark Andrew

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We’ve all heard all sorts of warning against the risks of using mobile phones while driving. Apparently, however, there are still many stubborn drivers who just don’t give a damn about the rules. They still think it’s perfectly okay and safe to text or call even while on the driver’s seat.

Motorcyclist Erik Hannaspotted a woman who was texting and driving on the highway. He noticed this when the SUV didn’t move although the green light was already flashing. Other motorists, including Hanna, honked at the vehicle but the driver didn’t pay them any attention at all.

The woman, apparently, was busy with her phone.

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Scientists Find ‘Bizarre Beasts’ Living in an Isolated Cave for 5 Million Years

These otherworldly species haven’t been exposed to sunlight in 5.5 million years!

Mich Escultura

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The Movile Cave in Romania is just a few miles west of the Black Sea, and it's been sealed up for about 5.5 million years. And as you can imagine, the inside of the cave and its inhabitants haven't seen the light of day since human predecessors started walking upright!

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