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Mouse sperm subjected to cosmic environment still produces healthy offspring, report researchers

Mouse sperm subjected to cosmic environment still produces healthy offspring, report researchers

Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in the harsh environment of space have successfully fertilized eggs and produced healthy offspring in mice. The finding is positive news for those interested in whether or not assisted reproduction could be used to produce young if humans were ever to populate other planets. Animals and humans that have evolved on earth, have done so within a framework of gravity and whilst protected by the planet’s magnetic field, …

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