Monday, August 18, 2003

Dream Come True, for Some

Y bother: men are doomed after all

"MEN are doomed to extinction, victims of the decaying human Y-chromosome, the only piece of DNA men possess and women do not. So says Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics at Oxford University, in a book that envisages the "Sapphic reproduction" of women by genetic manipulation.


His strategy for perpetuating a new female race depends on tweaking the proven technique of injecting sperm into eggs. Instead, the nucleus from a second egg would be injected.

The only difference from any other birth would be that the baby would always be a girl. "The entire process has been accomplished without sperm, without Y-chromosomes and without men," Professor Sykes says."
There's an Ann Coulter joke in there just waiting to get out. I'll let you know when I find it.

(Hat tip to Resonance)

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