M.D. Anderson Making Mice Babies WITHOUT MOTHERS. That's Gotta Be Gay, Right?
Researchers at M.D. Anderson have created mice from two fathers, the Wall Street Journal reports.
That has to be the gayest thing we've heard since sing-along Project Runway. Which we actually haven't heard of, but we can dream, right?
The scientists "first engineered a female mouse whose eggs held DNA from a male. When the female mated with another male, the offspring had genetic contributions entirely from two males."
That's still gay, right? We're so confused.
The experiment appears to have been done for shits and gigs, as opposed to any practical purpose.
"It has been a weird project, but we wanted to see if it could be done," said Richard Behringer, lead author of the paper, published in the journal Biology of Reproduction.
But it could have some use in the future, the WSJ says: The researchers, it reports, "argue that if certain technical hurdles are overcome, 'then some day two men could produce their own genetic sons and daughters.'" Yeah, but they'll still make some woman go through the labor and delivery.
There's a whole bunch of biology talk, chromosomes and such, in the WSJ link. Read it if you dare.
All you need to know is this: GAY MICE!!!! IN HOUSTON!!
Even if the two-daddy mice grow up straight, we just want to start a panic.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- Cougars Easily Dismantle Navy, Win 52-31
- Legendary UH Coach Guy V. Lewis Dies at Age 93
- Saints-Texans — Four Things to Watch For