This is a follow up report by Nature on a Japanese researcher who incidentally created mammalian gametes—both egg and sperm cells—that led to live births. A formidable scientific feat, it prompts recall of an earlier and topical twitter exchange. Echoed here is the epic wrestle with the role and implications of science.
@abortionpil without penises vaginas can’t bring anything in this world. I’m a true liberal and find this insulting and divisive. STOP IT.
— Treal Damone (@4life_music) February 9, 2013
— teri abel (@teri_abel) February 9, 2013
— teri abel (@teri_abel) February 10, 2013