DNA Reveals 'Immaculate Conception' in Sawfish Births | Video

Researchers have found, for the first time time ever, ‘normally sexually reproducing vertebrate’ are having ‘virgin births.' DNA fingerprinting of these endangered small-tooth smallish uncovered ‘parthenogenesis,’ which leaves the offspring much less genetically diverse and often at greater risk of death. (Full Story)

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