Like a Virgin: How Science Is Redesigning the Rules of Sex

Like a Virgin: How Science Is Redesigning the Rules of Sex

Aarathi Prasad


Most cultures inform the story of a maiden who offers start untouched via a guy. is that this only a fable, or may virgin beginning turn into the way in which we make infants sooner or later? In Like a Virgin, biologist Aarathi Prasad explores impossible rules approximately belief, from the “Jesus Christ” lizard’s skill to self-reproduce (it walks on water, too) to the quest for a real-life virgin mom between geneticists within the Nineteen Fifties. Prasad then transports us to the maverick laboratories that at the present time are inventing the an identical of “non-sexual selection”, from egg-fertilizing computing device chips to synthetic wombs for males. This adventurous romp to the frontiers of reproductive technological know-how will endlessly switch how you take into consideration intercourse and parenthood. Aarathi Prasad is a biologist and technology author. She has seemed on tv and radio, together with as host of the BBC documentary “The Quest for a Virgin Birth,” and written for guides reminiscent of stressed, New Scientist, and The father or mother. A unmarried mom, she formerly labored in study genetics at Imperial university, London. this can be her first book.

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