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Like a Virgin: How Science Is Redesigning the Rules of Sex

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Most cultures tell the tale of a maiden who gives birth untouched by a man. Is this just a myth, or could virgin birth be the way we make babies in the future? In Like a Virgin, biologist Aarathi Prasad looks at inconceivable ideas about conception, from the Jesus Christ lizards ability to self-reproduce (it walks on water, too) to the tabloid hunt for a real life virgi Most cultures tell the tale of a maiden who gives birth untouched by a man. Is this just a myth, or could virgin birth be the way we make babies in the future? In Like a Virgin, biologist Aarathi Prasad looks at inconceivable ideas about conception, from the Jesus Christ lizards ability to self-reproduce (it walks on water, too) to the tabloid hunt for a real life virgin mother by geneticists in the 1950s. Prasad then transports us to the maverick laboratories that today are inventing the equivalent of nonsexual selection, from other to daughter womb transplants to egg fertilizing computer chips, from sperm replacements for women to silicone wombs for men.

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Most cultures tell the tale of a maiden who gives birth untouched by a man. Is this just a myth, or could virgin birth be the way we make babies in the future? In Like a Virgin, biologist Aarathi Prasad looks at inconceivable ideas about conception, from the Jesus Christ lizards ability to self-reproduce (it walks on water, too) to the tabloid hunt for a real life virgi Most cultures tell the tale of a maiden who gives birth untouched by a man. Is this just a myth, or could virgin birth be the way we make babies in the future? In Like a Virgin, biologist Aarathi Prasad looks at inconceivable ideas about conception, from the Jesus Christ lizards ability to self-reproduce (it walks on water, too) to the tabloid hunt for a real life virgin mother by geneticists in the 1950s. Prasad then transports us to the maverick laboratories that today are inventing the equivalent of nonsexual selection, from other to daughter womb transplants to egg fertilizing computer chips, from sperm replacements for women to silicone wombs for men.
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Title Like a Virgin: How Science Is Redesigning the Rules of Sex Height 13.5
Aarathi Prasad Width 2.3
ISBN-13 9781851689118 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #1851689117 Spine Width
Publisher Abdo Publishing Company Pages 288
Edition Availability Out Of Stock

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