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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 virgin mother by geneticists in the 1950s. Prasad then transports us to the maverick laboratories that today are inventing the equivalent of non- sexual selection, from mother-to-daughter womb transplants to egg-fertilizing computer chips, from sperm replacements for women to silicone wombs for men. In Like a virgin, biologist and science writer Aarathi Prasad examines inconceivable ideas about conception, from a Renaissance recipe for creating a child (bury semen in manure for forty days) to the search for a real-life virgin mother in the 1950s. She then us to maverick , cutting-edge labs that are today inventing sex-less reproduction, from manufactured eggs to artificial wombs and beyond. Like a Virgin delivers an astonishing exploration of the mysteries of sex and evolution – past, Present, and future. It's game over for the testicle; the reign of bollocks is at an end. Prasad charts the high road t total male redundancy. In the future, girls will do it for themselves, boys – those who are left – will just be toys. Cheer or weep, but read this book.

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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 virgin mother by geneticists in the 1950s. Prasad then transports us to the maverick laboratories that today are inventing the equivalent of non- sexual selection, from mother-to-daughter womb transplants to egg-fertilizing computer chips, from sperm replacements for women to silicone wombs for men. In Like a virgin, biologist and science writer Aarathi Prasad examines inconceivable ideas about conception, from a Renaissance recipe for creating a child (bury semen in manure for forty days) to the search for a real-life virgin mother in the 1950s. She then us to maverick , cutting-edge labs that are today inventing sex-less reproduction, from manufactured eggs to artificial wombs and beyond. Like a Virgin delivers an astonishing exploration of the mysteries of sex and evolution – past, Present, and future. It's game over for the testicle; the reign of bollocks is at an end. Prasad charts the high road t total male redundancy. In the future, girls will do it for themselves, boys – those who are left – will just be toys. Cheer or weep, but read this book.
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Title Like a Virgin: How Science Is Redesigning the Rules of Sex Height
Aarathi Prasad Width
ISBN-13 9781851689118 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 1851689117 Spine Width
Publisher Oneworld Publications Pages 288
Edition 2012 Availability Out Of Stock

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