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Today, class, we gonna learn how the sex works. Not in a porny way. In a sciency way!
So, like a billion million years ago, there were these little cell-ish things that existed on earth when earth was still this kinda weird hot place filled with only the little things that wouldn’t be killed by all the hot-ness. 803 palabras más
For many of us, college is where we finally have our…first times. Does ANYONE have a great story about it? Whether it was with someone special or that guy with a less than accurate Tinder pic, the important event always carries a degree of awkwardness. 271 palabras más
I’m taking a class in general genetics at the Technion, and there we learned about genetic recombination, and in particular, homologous chromosome crossover: a phenomenon where chromosomes exchange sections between themselves during meiosis. 2.590 palabras más
Various animals in captivity have shown the capacity for virgin birth: asexual reproduction in a species that usually reproduces sexually (in non-biblical jargon, ‘facultative parthenogenesis’). But while originally thought an animal’s response to the existential malaise of confinement, it has recently been documented in the wild, raising the question of what role it might play in nature, particularly in populations under threat from us. 644 palabras más