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Pregnancy loss and the evolution of sex are linked by cellular line dance
August 2, 2017
In new research published this week (Aug. 1, 2017) in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Levitis and his collaborators report that meiosis takes a heavy toll on the viability of offspring. And not just for humans. Creatures from geckos to garlic and cactuses to cockroaches pay a price to undergo sexual reproduction.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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