artificial parthenogenesis


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artificial parthenogenesis

[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ¦pär·thə·nō¦gen·ə·səs]
(physiology)
Activation of an egg by chemical and physical stimuli in the absence of sperm.
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Artificial Parthenogenesis by Blockage of the Second Meiotic Division of the Oocyte
15) Artificial parthenogenesis (Technique C) and the creation of iPS cells (Technique D) are too new to have generated much debate, but assumedly would be less controversial because they avoid destroying an embryo that might develop into a human being.
So concluded Jacques Loeb, a developmental biologist and physiologist who achieved international prominence at the turn of the century for his invention of artificial parthenogenesis, and the subject of Philip Pauly's carefully crafted biography.