The rules of reproduction have changed, and they'll blow your mind. What you learned in your high school biology class can be tossed out of the window after this groundbreaking discovery. Scientists in China just proved that while it does still take two to tango, one of those does not need to be a male.
Using sheer female power and some scientific assistance, two female mice have produced healthy mouse pups. Scientists around the world are pretty amazed at this accomplishment and are excited about the possible positive implications this may have.
How did this happen? What's wrong with male mice? What does this mean for me? I know, you have a lot of questions. Get out your lab coats because we are about to hit the science books and school you some amazing new scientific breakthrough.
Also, girl power, am I right?
Okay, now ladies!
It's about to get interesting up in here.
This is a big deal!Cell Stem Cell, and it was a pretty significant moment in the science world. Go science!
Better believe it
Who run the world?
But, not everything turned out perfectly.
This wasn't their first try.
Male mice shouldn't lose hope.
They're not giving up yet.a senior author of this study, said that "bi-paternal reproduction barriers in mammals can be crossed," meaning that they aren't going to give up soon because they know that there is some serious scientific potential within the male mice. It's okay men, your time to shine will come soon.
But could this be dangerous?
Let's pause and evaluate.
But what's in it for us?
Save the sea turtles!
Twitter reacted just as we thought it would.
They wasted no time.Right off the bat, some Twitter users were not impressed by this, like at all.
Others were not a fan.
@thetimes We don’t want mice so no one cares 🙄— R (@R)1539376183.0
Some were distracted.
@thetimes Why is no one talking about how cute the baby mice are? Can we talk about how cute baby mice are? That’s… https://t.co/3lsONlc3ih— DaVette "I Voted for Biden" See (@DaVette "I Voted for Biden" See)1539365861.0
"Of Mice and Men"
@thetimes Mice all over the world like https://t.co/SeQrf8BAbk— J.B. (@J.B.)1539364609.0
Some were a little frightened.
@thetimes I have so many questions..and im not sure if i, even want answers.— Jason Woodley (@Jason Woodley)1539373942.0
Others had mixed feelings.
@thetimes Wow science is getting out of control in the good way— fıstıkçışahap (@fıstıkçışahap)1539360301.0
An interesting thought:
@thetimes @marg55077 Extinction of men 🤔— Christina D. Sanders (@Christina D. Sanders)1539394618.0
Asking all the questions.This is a fantastic, educated question and I have absolutely no idea the answer.
Getting all the answers.
@Codetony6 @NatGeo Great question — female mice can only have female pups. Scientists think that they could theoret… https://t.co/u3hQLRyHs6— Dr. Maya Wei-Haas (@Dr. Maya Wei-Haas)1539282593.0
They make a valid point.
@thetimes Y’all are playin with fire yo. Have you not seen Jurassic Park? Nature can be damn scary.— Kenneth Pham (@Kenneth Pham)1539371253.0
A hero in the midst!
Scientists have discovered a way for same-sex female mice to give birth. If this works in humans, welcome to the ex… https://t.co/USTuDXvLKB— Kenny (@Kenny)1539632596.0
Same-sex mouse parents gave birth to healthy babies. I know this is supposed to be some kind of scientific breakth… https://t.co/OGoSWxCKup— michael ball (@michael ball)1539601693.0