Lab-Made Mouse Oocytes Produce Fertile and Viable Offspring

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Japanese scientists have been able to coax mouse stem cells into becoming viable eggs that were able to produce healthy offspring. This will provide a powerful tool to study the basic elements of mammalian development and infertility.

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African Spiny Mice Regenerate Lost Tissue

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African spiny mice, specifically the species Acomys kempi and Acomys percivali, have skin that is brittle and can be easily torn. This evolutionary adaptation allows them to escape predators by jettisoning whole patches of skin when caught or bitten.

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